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.