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The full moon of Kason month is a three-fold anniversary;the birth of Siddatha, the Buddha to-be,His attaining of Enlightenment at the foot of the Bodhi tree,and the passing of the Buddha into Nib-bana. Buddhists celebrate these anniversaries in the spirit of the Buddha's teachings. They give alms, keep percepts, practise medication.The Buddha's teachings are remembered in all their meritorious deeds. Since such deeds are done communally, the custom of going to the local pagodas in group is observed for many generations.
Men and women of all ages go to local pagodas in processions to pour water on the scared tree, the Bodhi tree,the tree of enlightenment. Young women carry water pots on their heads,none too heavy,but just enough to lend them a Balinese grace as they walked along. The procession, as usual, is attended by music troupes. The Myanmar folk music troupe consists of simple Instruments, namely, the drum, cymbals, bamboo clappers and flute. The song usually are playful and teasing.Emphasis is laid on the paying of respects to the scared tree, in remembrance of the Buddha's Enlightenment. That particular day brought to all beings, hope of deliverance from Suffering.
Reference :"Flowers and festivals round the Myanmar year" by "Khin Myo Chit"
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