Festivals in May

Ritual of pouring water on the Bodhi Tree (Bo tree) (Nation Wide)

All the pagodas throughout the country celebrate on Full Moon Day of Kason for 10 days. This ritual commemorates the date 2500 years ago when the Buddha gained enlightenment while meditation under a Bodhi tree. Pilgrims pour water on the Bodhi trees in pagoda compounds to keep them fresh in the summer heat of May.