the second month and
comes in April-May. It is a sacred month
day of Kason was the day hermit Sumeda heard
from Dipankara Buddha that he would one day
be a Lord Buddha, the day embryo-Gautama
Buddha was born, the day he saw Four Noble
Truths; the day Maha Bodhi Tree grew for him
and the day of his Pari-Nibbana.
So this day is commemorated as Buddha Day.
The main activity is
pouring water at the 'bo' (Bodhi Nyaung)
From days of yore to this day, bo tree
watering ceremonies are held at numerous
pagodas in the country on this day, it is
one of the traditional cultural festivities.
The Text is by Myat Min Hlaing, Illustration from Wa Thone