Full Moon Day of Waso for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Tuesday, August 1st. There are until the next observance.

Waso Full Moon Day is celebrated on the full moon day of Waso, the fourth month of the Burmese calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, it usually falls in July or August. It will be commemorated on August 1 this year. It commemorates the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s first preaching at the Deer Park in Sarnath, India, almost 2,500 years ago, similar to other holidays celebrated in other countries. This is also the first day of the three-month-long Buddhist Lent. Buddhists will refrain from eating meat, drinking alcohol, or smoking at this time. They congregate at pagodas to give flowers and new robes to monks.

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📆 When is Full Moon Day of Waso?

This year, Full Moon Day of Waso falls on the 1st Tuesday in August; in 2024, it is on Thursday.

Countdown to Full Moon Day of Waso

Did you know: There are two major schools of Buddhism: Mahayana and Theravada.

📜 History of Full Moon Day of Waso

Gautama delivered his first speech almost 2,500 years ago at the Deer Park in Sarnath, India. Gautama outlined the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path in this speech titled “Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion.” According to the sermon, there are four universal noble truths: the reality of suffering, the source of suffering, the possibility of ending the cause of suffering, and the way to the end of suffering. He proposed that following the Middle Path, or the Noble Eightfold Path, may alleviate a person’s suffering: right vision, right thinking, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. Following this route would allow a person to liberate themselves from pain and achieve nirvana.

Gautama became known as Buddha after his death, which means “The Enlightened One.”

☑️ Facts

Buddhism is the world’s fourth-most popular religion.

First mention in Western writing
Buddhism was referenced in Western writing for the first time in the second century A.D.

Buddhism rejects the concept of an ultimate creator.

To remove all existing mines, it would cost between $50 and $100 billion.

✨ Things to do on Full Moon Day of Waso

Learn about Buddhist philosophy
The First Sermon of Lord Buddha commemorates the establishment of Buddhist doctrine. Spend the day researching it.

Read about the life of Gautum Buddha
Gautum Buddha lived an amazing life. Take advantage of the day to learn more about it.

Visit a Buddhist temple
On the day, if feasible, pay a visit to a Buddhist temple and offer your prayers. It is not only an incredible spiritual experience, but it is also an architectural masterpiece.

📅 Full Moon Day of Waso Observances

2022 August 1 Monday
2023 August 1 Tuesday
2024 August 1 Thursday
2025 August 1 Friday
2026 August 1 Saturday

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