It is the 10th Myanmar month in the middle
of the cool season (December-January).
In ancient times
it was the month for the equestrian festival
held for virtually the whole month, as it
involved competitions in horsemanship, bowmanship, lancing and sword fighting,
shooting and martial arts.
It was in effect
an occasion to select heroes.It was found to have begun in 674 ME under
the reign of Pinya Thihathu but researchers
in Bodaw Paya's reign held that it began in
the reign of King Nyaungyan in Inn-wa
The Text is by Myat Min Hlaing, Illustration from Wa Thone
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