Parade for Young Buddhist Initiates
Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by Fred Moses
At about age six, young Buddhists are initiated into their religious duties as monks or nuns. Commemorating the prince-hood of the Buddha before his Enlightenment, children are dressed royally and paraded with their families. Boys then spend about a week as monks and girls a day as nuns as initiates.
Location: Near Bagan, Myanmar