Today is the full moon day of Thidingyut, the full moon day of Tan Saung Mon, a sacred day for Buddhists. The full moon day of Tan Saung Mon is a festival for offering lamps to the Lord and is also the last day for offering kathein. The full moon day of Tan Saung Mon is also called “Sammaphala Day” because the Buddha preached to King Ajatasattva on the full moon day of Tansaungmon. There are many festivals held on the full moon day of Tan Saung Mon. Sammaphala Festival Tan Saung Pillar Lighting Ceremony Kathein robe donation ceremony Sheep Cloak Day Ceremony Mae Zali Fu Salad Distribution Ceremony ကျီးမနိုးပွဲ၊ Donation events are often held.
On the full moon day of Tan Saung Mon, the Sammaphala Sutta is preached and the lamps are lit like the full moon day of Thidingyut. As the Union of Myanmar is a flourishing country of Theravada Buddhism, in addition to the Kathein Festival, a sheep-making ceremony is also held. The sheep robe is not worn during the day. It is called Ma Thio Thingan because it is a robe that can be donated in one day without making a day. There is a slight difference between the past and the present.
The sheep robe is not worn daily from the first day of the full moon of Thidingyut to the full moon of Tan Saung Mon. The last day of the Kathein period is on the evening of the 14th day of the new moon, before the full moon day of Tan Saung Mon. The festival of Ma Theo Thingan Day is celebrated by the famous pagodas in a disciplined manner.