Festival of Light

   Date – One day before the Full Moon Day of Thadingyut, the Full Moon Day and one day after

   Location – Throughout the country

   Duration – 3 days

This festival commemorates the time when the Buddha returned to earth after preaching in the abode of celestials during the three months of Lent. He descended at night and devotees greeted Him with lamps and lanterns. People decorate their houses with candles and colored lanterns to symbolize this event. The festival of Light marks the end of Lent.