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 form their monasteries. According to the monk’s code of conduct, they are still obligated to make the rounds for their daily food whether it is raining or not. As it is, they need spare robes. Therefore there is a ceremony to offer robes to the monks for use during the wet season.