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

 

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