It is the fifth Myanmar month. It is in July-August, the rainy season, when rivers are in space.

In the time of Buddha, when the Lord was staying at Weluwun Monastery in Yazagyo, some disciples supplicated to him the matter of individual disciples having some difficulty to donate meals and alms for all the Sangha at the monastery at the same time, whereupon Buddha laid down a way of disciples drawing lots to determine which monk to offer meals and alms. Thus, began the practice at this time of the year to hold lot drawing offerings of meals and alms to the Sangha, although the exact time for such offerings is not definitely prescribed.

In ancient times, this month was also time for the festival of propitiation to the two nats of Taungbyone. This nat festival has been in vogue since Bagan times to the present day.

This is also the time for holding of boat races in olden days.

 

july, 2019

07julAll Day17Chinlone Festival in MandalayCaneball (Chinlone) festival at Maharmuni pagoda in Mandalay

16julAll DayFull Moon Day of Waso in Myanmar CalendarCeremony of offering robes to the monk's

august, 2019

02augAll Day05Shwe Kyun Pin Nat Festival Good harvest festival in Mingun village

08augAll Day15Taung Pyone Nat FestivalThe Spirit (Nat) festival near Mandalay where mediums and devotees coming from all over the country

27augAll Day29Yadana Gu Nat FestivalThe Spirit (Nat) festival which is held yearly on the banks of Taungthaman Lake.

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