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Aug 01 2023


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Full Moon Day of Waso

The Full Moon Day of Waso, also known as Dhammasetkya Day, is a public holiday in Myanmar that takes place on the full moon day of Waso, the fourth month in the Burmese calendar. This holiday marks the beginning of Buddhist Lent, a three-month period when monks retreat to their monasteries to dedicate themselves to meditation and study. During this time, marriages are forbidden, and many people give up meat and alcohol. The full moon in Thadingyut marks Buddha’s return to earth and signifies the end of Buddhist Lent. The Full Moon Day of Waso is a significant cultural holiday in Myanmar, and schools and most businesses are closed.