Waso Full Moon Festival


Date : Full Moon Day of Waso
Location : Throughout the country
Duration : Mid July
The Myanmar month of Waso is the beginning of the monsoon rains. It is also the start of the Buddhist Lent. Monks are prohibited to travel overnight from their monasteries. According to the monks' code of conduct, they re still obligated to make the rounds for their daily food whether it is raining or not. As it is, they need spare robe. Therefore there is a ceremony to offer robes to the monds for use during the wet season