It is the ninth Myanmar month at the onset
of the cool season, with misty mornings in
November- December. In ancient days
the seasonal festival was for propitiation
to Nats, till it waned.The 1300s saw the coming into vogue of a
celebration in honor of the literati (Sarsodaw)
at this time of the years.
It might perhaps
have some connection with the day dedicated
to writer, poet and playwright U Ponnya
after Konbaung Period.
recorded celebration dedicated to the
literati was found in 1944.
In the present day, it is time for
presentation of National Literary Awards by
The Text is by Myat Min Hlaing, Illustration from Wa Thone