Pour water on banyan trees as marking Vesak Day

The full moon day of Kason is the most sacred day for millions of Buddhists throughout the world. On that day, Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha-to-be, was given birth and the Buddha-to-be attained Enlightenment and the Lord Buddha Gautama attained Parinibban.
Once, Hermit Sumeda took the Niyata Byadita from Lord Buddha Dipankara on the full moon day. Prince Siddhartha was born on the full moon day of Kason, 68 Great Era, BC 623. The Buddha-to-be attained the Enlightenment at the dawn of the full moon day of Kason in the 103 Great Era. The Gautama Buddha attained the Parinibbana in the sal garden of King Malla on the full moon day of the 148 Great Era.
The Buddha-to-be was born of King Suddhodana and First Queen Siri Maha Maya at the sal garden on the way from Kapilavutthu State to Devadaha State, 2,600 years ago, on full moon day of Kason, Friday in BC 623.
Lord Buddha Gautama preached various items of Desana to His disciples to have enlightenment while dispersing Metta (compassion) to all living beings throughout the world. The Lord Buddha also taught His disciples how to disperse Metta to all living things in the tangible and intangible arenas of the Universe. The Lord Buddha left the ways and techniques which were ways to meditate through life for escape from the vicious circle.
As such, the International Conference held in Colombo of Sri Lanka held discussions to designate the full moon day of Kason as the global office holiday from 5 to 14 November 1998. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka submitted a proposal to the UN General Assembly in September 1999 to designate the full moon day of Kason as an international office holiday. A total of 34 countries including Myanmar voted for the proposal at the 54th General Assembly. That was why the UN decided on its resolution 54/115 to designate the full moon day as the International Vesak day or Visākha day.
Myanmar Buddhists mark the Vesak Day on the full moon day of Kason by pouring water at banyan trees (Bo trees) as part of paying homage to the Paribhoga Ceti of the Buddhism as well as contributing to the banyan trees thriving.
Hence, Myanmar Buddhists need to maintain the fine tradition of pouring water on banyan trees as marking the significant day Vesak Day while conserving the environment to be greened in summer.

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