Pavarana is a Buddhist holy day celebrated on Aashvin full moon of the lunar month.
It marks the end of the 3 lunar months of Vassa, sometimes called "Buddhist Lent."
The day is marked in some Asian countries where Theravada Buddhism is practiced.
On this day, each monk must come before the community of monks (Sangha) and atone for an offense he may have committed during the Vassa.
Buddhism has had a profound influence on various cultures, especially in Asia.
Buddhist philosophy, Buddhist art, Buddhist architecture, Buddhist cuisine and Buddhist festivals continue to be influential elements of the modern Culture of Asia, especially in East Asia but also in Southeast Asia.
For instance, Japanese, Burmese, Tibetan, Indian, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Chakma, Marma and Barua festivals often show the influence of Buddhist culture.
The Pagoda festival in Myanmar is one example and the traditional cham .