Throughout the year the Buddhism celebrate many holidays and events most of which commemorate important events in the life of the Buddha or various Bodhisattvas. The date of the holidays is based on the lunar calendar and often differ by country and tradition.
Buddhist holidays are joyful occasions. A festival day normally begins with a visit to the local temple, where one offers food or other items to the monks and listens to a Dharma talk. The afternoon might consist of distributing food to the poor to earn merit, circumambulating (walking around) the temple three times in honor of the Three Jewels, chanting and meditation.
Numerous Buddhist events or holiday are dictated by the moon as opposed to date, so the dates change each year. Further, the similar events of Buddha religion are seen at various dates in various location of Asia, for instance, various dates for Buddha’s birthday.
Buddhist occasions regularly are a blend of secular and religious practices, and the manner in which they are observed can change significantly starting with one custom and culture than another culture and customs.
Some of the most important Buddhist holidays and festivals are briefly outlined below.
Buddhist Holidays 2019
|Monday||Jan 21, 2019||Mahayana New Year|
|Tuesday||Feb 05, 2019||Chinese New Year|
|Friday||Feb 08, 2019||Nirvana Day|
|Thursday||Mar 21, 2019||Magha Puja Day|
|Friday||Apr 19, 2019||Theravada New Year|
|Saturday||May 18, 2019||Vesak – Buddha Day|
|Saturday||Jul 13, 2019||Obon|
|Tuesday||Jul 16, 2019||Asala – Dharma Day|
|Sunday||Dec 08, 2019||Bodhi Day|