Celebration at the Natkadaw Festival

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17 Aug 2013 11:00

Natkadaw mediums dance amongst villagers and visitors in a ritual where they accept alcohol, cigarettes and money as offerings during a performance at this year's Nat festival. Thousands of worshippers come to celebrate and worship beings from the spirtual world known as "nats." It is widely believed that by participating in the festival, you can rid yourself of bad karma. The event took place in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay.

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A Natkadaw Dance Ritual (1 of 8)
Taung Byone, Myanmar
By Greg Holland
18 Aug 2013

A Natkadaw medium dances amongst villagers and visiter's in a ritual where he accepts alcohol, cigarettes and money as offerings during a performance at this years Nat festival. The event took place in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay in Myanmar on 17th - 21st August, 2013.

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A Natkadaw Dance Ritual (2 of 8)
Taung Byone, Myanmar
By Greg Holland
18 Aug 2013

A Natkadaw medium dances amongst villagers and visiter's in a ritual where he accepts alcohol, cigarettes and money as offerings during a performance at this years Nat festival. The event took place in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay in Myanmar on 17th - 21st August, 2013.

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A Natkadaw Dance Ritual (3 of 8)
Taung Byone, Myanmar
By Greg Holland
18 Aug 2013

A Natkadaw medium dances amongst villagers and visiter's in a ritual where he accepts alcohol, cigarettes and money as offerings during a performance at this years Nat festival. The event took place in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay in Myanmar on 17th - 21st August, 2013.

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A Natkadaw Dance Ritual (4 of 8)
Taung Byone, Myanmar
By Greg Holland
18 Aug 2013

A Natkadaw medium dances amongst villagers and visiter's in a ritual where he accepts alcohol, cigarettes and money as offerings during a performance at this years Nat festival. The event took place in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay in Myanmar on 17th - 21st August, 2013.

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A Natkadaw Medium Decorated in Offeri...
Taung Byone, Myanmar
By Greg Holland
18 Aug 2013

A Natkadaw medium displays her offerings and traditional dress after a dance performance at this years Nat festival. The event took place in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay in Myanmar on 17th - 21st August, 2013.

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A Traditional Percussionist Performs ...
Taung Byone, Myanmar
By Greg Holland
18 Aug 2013

A traditional percussionist performs as part of a traditional sound system during the ritual dances at at this years Nat festival. The event took place in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay in Myanmar on 17th - 21st August, 2013.

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A Natkadaw Medium Decorated in Offeri...
Taung Byone, Myanmar
By Greg Holland
18 Aug 2013

A Natkadaw medium dances amongst villagers and visiter's in a ritual where he accepts alcohol, cigarettes and money as offerings during a performance at this years Nat festival. The event took place in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay in Myanmar on 17th - 21st August, 2013.

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A Natkadaw Dance Ritual (8 of 8)
Taung Byone, Myanmar
By Greg Holland
18 Aug 2013

A traditional Natkadaw spiritual medium dances with two transgender dancers in the centre of a packed shrine in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay. The festivities took place over the 17th-22nd August 2013.