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Buddhism (Theravada): religious celerations and observances

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Poson Poya*Thursday June 19, 2014Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins)*Friday July 18, 2014Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Poson Poya -
Sunday June 19, 2016

Buddhism (Theravada) : Commemorates the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka by Arahat Maha Mahinda (son of King Asoka of India) at Mihintale in the third century B.C. Ven Mahinda established the Dispensation of The Buddha (Buddhasasana) in Sri Lanka.


Khao Pansa / Esala Poya (Buddhist Fast begins) -
Monday July 18, 2016

Buddhism (Theravada) : For a period of 3 months, Buddhists priests have to meditate in temples and observe strict rules. Young men are also enrolled in temples on that day, until Auk Phansa -- full moon of October, the official end of the rainy season.