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Buddhism (Theravada): religious celerations and observances

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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha**Tuesday May 10, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Visakha Bucha*Tuesday May 10, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Vesak (Hinduist community only)*Tuesday May 10, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaWednesday May 11, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Poson Poya*Wednesday June 8, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha**Thursday June 9, 2016Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition. In some countries, may only be observed by the Hinduist community. In India, only celebrated in Andaman & Nicobar Island, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh. In Thailand, falls on the same day as Vesak


Visakha Bucha -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : This day is a Buddhist public holiday. This day commemorates the birth, the enlightment and the death (entry into the nirvana) of Buddha. Temples through the country are crowded with people listening to sermons about Dharma (Buddha's teaching) and in the evening there is a candlelit procession around the main building of the temple containing the Buddha statues. http://www.thaiworldview.com/feast/feast.htm


Vesak (Hinduist community only) -
Wednesday May 10, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition.


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Thursday May 11, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) :


Poson Poya -
Thursday June 8, 2017

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. http://www.mysrilanka.com/travel/lanka/festivals/POSON.HTM


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Friday June 9, 2017

Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition. In some countries, may only be observed by the Hinduist community. In India, only celebrated in Andaman & Nicobar Island, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh. In Thailand, falls on the same day as Vesak