April 29, 2012 - Fullmoon Day of Kason in Myanmar

 (a.k.a. Burma)

In Myanmar, today is considered a blessed day in the hottest month of the hot season: a day when Buddhists pour water on the Bodhi tree. It was under the Bodhi tree that Prince Siddhartha was supposed to have reached enlightenment and become the Buddha.

Parades of people carry pots of water and flowers to the tree, chanting poems all the while. Refreshments are served and music and dance performances entertain the crowds.

Check out photographer Sam Gellman's beautiful photos of Myanmar. 

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