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Buddhism (Theravada): religious celerations and observances

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Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)Tuesday March 1, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Medin Full Moon Poya Day*Saturday March 12, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Regional holiday**Sunday March 27, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New YearMonday March 28, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year**Tuesday March 29, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Bak Poya/Hanuman Jayanti*Sunday April 10, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Maha Songkran*Wednesday April 13, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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optional holiday*Wednesday April 13, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Tamil and Sinhala New Year*Thursday April 14, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Nao Day*Thursday April 14, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Vishu*Thursday April 14, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Taleung Sok*Friday April 15, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Maha Songkran*Sunday April 17, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar) -
Wednesday March 1, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) :


Medin Full Moon Poya Day -
Sunday March 12, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : Commemorates the visit of The Buddha to his home to preach to his father King Suddhodana and other relatives and show them the path to enlightenment and final deliverance.


Regional holiday -
Monday March 27, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : Ghodejatra Kathmandu Valley only


Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year -
Tuesday March 28, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) :


Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year -
Wednesday March 29, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : May last three days, and marks the beginning of Ramayana's week The Hindu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox. Year 2003 is the year 2060 in this Hindu calendar.


Bak Poya/Hanuman Jayanti -
Monday April 10, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : Hanumanji is said to be Chiranjivi (immortal) and is present in the world even today. He is the link between the devotees and God, for, as instructed by the Lord, he serves, protects and inspires the servants of God. Saints like Tulasidas had the darshan (divine vision) of the Lord through the grace of Hanumanji.


Maha Songkran -
Thursday April 13, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : leap towards renewal . 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc.


Optional holiday -
Thursday April 13, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : Choitro Shonkranti


Tamil and Sinhala New Year -
Friday April 14, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : Sri Lankans and Tamilnadu people celebrate their national new year's day (Puththandu in Tamil and Aluth Avurudhu in Sinhala). The specific time of the New Year is set by astrologers on the 13th or 14th. The sun moving from the house of Pisces to the house of Aries signals the dawn of the new year.


Nao Day -
Friday April 14, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : second day [of Songkran]. 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc.


Vishu -
Friday April 14, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : Malayalam New Year


Taleung Sok -
Saturday April 15, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : New Year - 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc.


Maha Songkran -
Monday April 17, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : leap towards renewal . 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc.