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Myanmar, monks and novices

Novice hood initiation in Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

 

For a boy in Myanmar it is customary to enter a monastery between the age 10 and 20 as a Buddhist novice for at least one week. Sometimes the boys are even younger, and in rare cases they are only 5 or 6 years old. For Burmese people, the novice hood initiation is a very important ceremony and a big event as a family. The novitiation ceremony is called "Shinbyu" in Burmese language.

 

Read the complete article about the novice hood initiation on my travel blog.

 

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Taken on December 11, 2013