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Magha Puja

Māgha Pūjā  Khmerមាឃបូជា, is an important Buddhist festival celebrated on the full moon day of Māgha in CambodiaLaosThailandSri Lanka and on the full moon day of Tabodwe in Myanmar. The spiritual aims of the day are not to commit any kind of sins; do only good; purify one’s mind. Māgha Pūjā is a public holiday in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand and is an occasion when Buddhists tend to go to the temple to perform merit-making activities.In Sri Lanka this full moon day is called Navam Poya. Although it is a public holiday in Sri Lanka, it is celebrated just as any full moon day is and there are no special festivals, unlike in Southeast Asia.

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