Holidays Other Than Christmas

Challenge #14 in the Telling the Story series. Hosted by CharlesB58.
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This time of year, those from historically Christian cultures and countries celebrate Christmas. There are, however, a number of other holy days from other faiths which occur around the same time of year. Channukah, Kwanzaa. St. Lucia's day, Eid-al-Adha, Bodhi Day. Tet and others are all observed during the winter months. For this challenge, submit photos taken during any holy day or holiday observance other than Christmas, or Euro-American New Years, which occurs between Dec.1 and the end of February. SEE ADDITIONAL RULES PLEASE.
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Ananda Festival, Bagan, Myanmar
by jezsik
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In the ancient city of Bagan, five days of celebration around the Ananda Temple culminates on the morning of the full moon in the Burmese equivalent of January. Hundreds of monks line up at dawn to receive gift baskets from devoted pilgrims.
Submitted: Sunday, 27th December, 2009 13:03 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 10th January, 2009
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/25 sec
Aperture: F4
Notes: Sharpened.
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