Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Novice Monks in Myanmar/Burma

Myanmar is one of the most devout Buddhist countries in the world. About 90% of the people in Myanmar are Buddhist. It is estimated that about half a million monks live in Myanmar.

Men are supposed to enter the monkhood twice in their lives, once as a novice aged between 10 and 20, and once as a fully ordained monk any time after their 20th birthday. Often the young novices start their monastic life at the age of nine or ten.

A stamp to honor the 27th SEA Games, hosted by Myanmar from 11 to 22 Dec 2013. SEA stands for South East Asian.

Thx Emillin!


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