wasoMyanmar use Julian calendar for business. For social religious, cultural and astrological matters we use Myanmar traditional calendar, based on ancient Hindu astronomical charts. Julian calendar was solar in nature. Modern astronomers had fine-tuned it with astral observation. So infect it is now an astral calendar. But our Myanmar calendar is hybrid in nature, year is solar year but months are based on moon. so our most festivals, sabbath days are all based on the moon. Our festivals are started on fullmoon day or new moon day. Our Sabbath days are fullmoon days, new moon days and 8th of waning or 8th waxing every month. Those were once public holidays.

Wazo is fourth month in myanmar year. On this fullmoon day of Wazo Loard Buddha delivered the very first sermon of dharma cakra to the first five disciples, the panca waggish. it was also on fullmoon day that loard Buddha left the earthlings and went to tavatimsa to deliver sermons to his mother of previous births and existences.

It also ushers the Buddhist lent, the ninety days of meritorious deeds. In ancient Myanmar most of the boys donned saffron robes as samaneras for 90 days. Some of those even remained in the monastery for a year or two to study and practice Theravada Buddhism. During lent it was a taboo to change residence, moving from one house to another. Marriages were deferred until after the lent.

Young people especially  students go out in groups to collect flowers on the eve of the festival. It is happy outing for them that is a great tradition started long time ago when most of the land was covered with wild flowering plants. Now expansion of agriculture and new settlements have reduced the availability of wild flowers, on the outskirts of the towns and cities. But it is still possible in more than 90 per cent of the country where our rural folks live.

Offering of robes and other temporal needs of monks is also included along with the flowers for the Lord Buddha. It is a great occasion for Buddhists.





Indawgyi Pagoda Festival

Indawgyi Lake is the biggest natural lake in Myanmar, and one of the largest in all of Southeast Asia. Located in the Moegaung area of Kachin State’s Myitkyina district, the lake is 15 miles long (north-south) and 8 miles wide (east- west) with a total area of is 80 square miles. The lake, which has been named an ASEAN Heritage Park, is an important stopover for migratory birds.

Indawgyi also holds cultural significance as the site of Shwe Myitsu Pagoda, built during the Konbaung era (19th century) and located on an island in the lake. The site hosts the biggest pagoda festival in Kachin State, held for one week each year from the 8th waxing day to the full moon day of the lunar month of Tabaung (usually March).The festival is especially popular among the Shan who live in the surrounding hills, and with drinking and gambling occurring on the periphery of the official proceedings, the celebration has a reputation for being a bit more raucous than typical pagoda festivals.

One interesting quirk about this festival is the existence of two sandy causeways leading from the lake-shore to the pagoda. One is used by human pilgrims visiting the festival, and the other is reserved for nats(Spirits) and celestials. It is said by locals that the walkways emerge from the lake shortly before the festival each year, and just as mysteriously disappear beneath the surface after the full moon day.



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