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Buddhism (Theravada): religious celerations and observances

Buddhism (Theravada): calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Festival of the Golden Stupa (in Vientiane only)**Sunday November 11, 2018Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Il Full Moon Poya Day*Monday November 12, 2018Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven*Monday November 19, 2018Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Festival of the Golden Stupa (in Vientiane only) -
Monday November 11, 2019

Buddhism (Theravada) : That Luang is the national symbol and most important religious monument of Laos. Vientiane's most important Theravada Buddhist festival, Boun That Luang , is held here for three days during the full moon of the twelfth lunar month not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]


Il Full Moon Poya Day -
Tuesday November 12, 2019

Buddhism (Theravada) : Marks the end of the Rainy Retreat period (Vassana-Samaya). The Bhikkus stay indoors in the temples and observe the Bhavana meditation and other religious activities. This is the end and climax of the rainy season.


Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven -
Tuesday November 19, 2019

Buddhism (Theravada) : Celebration of his return to earth from heaven. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal, and his mother expired after seven days. At the age of 41, he ascended to heaven to preach to his mother. Nuns and monks and king Zug Chen Nyingpo were worried because they did not know where hewas. His disciple, the clairvoyant Sharibu, had a vision of the lord to be in heaven. Another disciple of Lord Buddha, Mao gyel ge bu, who was known to possess miraculous powers, ascended to heaven and requested Buddha to return to earth. He agreed to descend.