Magha Puja Day is one of the most important Buddhist celebrations which falls on the full moon day of the third lunar month (about last week of February or early of March).This important Buddhist holy day marks the auspicious occasion when 1,250 of Lord Buddha's adherents spontaneously congregated to hear him give a sermon.

Merit-making ceremonies are held during the day at temples throughout the country, while at night, triple candlelit circumambulations are staged around major temples.