While making this post I learned two things, the definition of stave, (see above) and I learned that a Full Moon Party is a legitimate “thing”. (Today will be a full moon.) I went to a Full Moon Party in 2003 with my Uncle Rolf & Catherine. It was in the sleepy beach town of Rockaway, Oregon, and it didn’t live up to my definition of “party”. What I have since come to understand, is Full Moon Parties became popular by simple word of mouth on the sunrise beach of Haad Rin in Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand, and is a celebration attended predominately by tourists. Now you know.