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.