May 5, 2012 was Kasone Full Moon Day, also known as "Buddha's Day". That day is known as Buddha's Day because Lord Buddha was born, achieved enlightenment, and died on that full moon day.
Myanmar celebrates this day with a festival where pilgrims pour water on the Bodhi Tree (Bo Tree) in pagoda compounds, known as "Kasone Water Pouring Festival on Bodhi Tree". It is to keep the tree alive during the hot summer season.
This year, Myanmar Youths in Action volunteered at the Kasone Festival at Shwe Phone Phwint Pagoda, in order to help pilgrims with their water pouring by arranging the pots with fragrant water and thapyay leaves. Many members of Myanmar Youths in Action , and volunteers participated in this event.
|Kasone Festival at Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda|
|Arranging Water Pots for Pilgrims|
|Pouring Water on the Bo Tree|
|Members of Myanmar Youths in Action|
Thank you volunteers!!