Today is the full moon day. In the past, the rain-free Thadingyut and Tasaungdaing months were the busiest months in Myanmar after the Thingyan festival. During the week of the month, we release lanterns and balloons. There are fairs and fairs in the month of Tansongmon. After the coup d’état, there is no festival at this time. The tradition won’t be lost just for the ceremony. It’s been about three years since the Nivan market, where people give each other large donations, has disappeared. Fun has been lost in Myanmar for a long time.
In these years, people have been creating fun in a different way during Tasaungmon Moon. On a night like today, they help throw and pick as the PanThaKu. PanThaku means that the person who donates has to hide the item to be donated somewhere, and the person who collects it has to find and collect it. Now the patterns have changed. The cars driving on the streets dropped money. The people who were going to pick it up were in a big pile next to the streets. They don’t care about the danger of the car, and they are collecting money in a disorderly manner. The traditions have been destroyed.