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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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Duruthu Poya Day*Sunday January 10, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Prithvi Jayanti*Tuesday January 12, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Buddhist New Year - Losar*Monday January 25, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Sonam Lochar*Monday January 25, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Buddhist New Year - Losar*Tuesday January 26, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Navam Full Moon Poya Day*Monday February 8, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Buddhist New Year - Losar*Wednesday February 24, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)**Wednesday February 24, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)Thursday February 25, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)Friday February 26, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Buddhist New Year - Losar* February 29, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Medin Full Moon Poya Day*Tuesday March 9, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Regional holiday**Wednesday March 24, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year**Thursday March 25, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Bak Poya/Hanuman Jayanti*Wednesday April 7, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Maha Songkran**Tuesday April 13, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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optional holiday*Tuesday April 13, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Tamil and Sinhala New Year*Wednesday April 14, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Nao Day**Wednesday April 14, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Vishu*Wednesday April 14, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Maha Songkran*Thursday April 15, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Taleung Sok**Thursday April 15, 2021Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Duruthu Poya Day -
Friday January 10, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : Commemorates Buddha's first visit to Sri Lanka. This visit too took place in the first year of the Buddha's preaching. http://www.mysrilanka.com/travel/lanka/festivals/POSON.HTM


Prithvi Jayanti -
Sunday January 12, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : Magh Sankrati in honor of the contribution of then King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the builder of modern Nepal


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Saturday January 25, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : The new year is called Losar, and is celebrated according to the highly complicated Bhutanese calendar.


Sonam Lochar -
Saturday January 25, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : Tamang New Year - This community has a tradition of associating years with the symbols of 12 different animals (starting with Rat and ending with Boar).


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Sunday January 26, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : The new year is called Losar, and is celebrated according to the highly complicated Bhutanese calendar.


Navam Full Moon Poya Day -
Saturday February 8, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : Celebrates the following events in Buddhist history: Entrance into the order of two leading disciples of The Buddha (Sariputta and Maha Moggalana), The Buddha proclaims for the first time a code of fundamental ethical precepts for the monks. The Buddha announces that within three months His Parinibbana (death) will take place. http://www.mysrilanka.com/travel/lanka/festivals/POSON.HTM


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Monday February 24, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : The new year is called Losar, and is celebrated according to the highly complicated Bhutanese calendar.


Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar) -
Monday February 24, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : The festival of the lunar New Year, Tsagaan Sar, is celebrated in or around February depending on the Mongolian lunar calendar. It generally coincides with other lunar New Year celebrations, like the Chinese. Often, however, Mongolians deny any Chinese origin or influence. In the 1960s, the communist government tried to transform it into Cattle Breeders` Day and official celebration was stopped. On the day of Tsagaan Sar increased checks on employee presence would occur. Neverthless, like with other traditionsand religious activities, some families remain a surreptious practise, especially in countryside. When the party tries to reaffirm traditional values in the late eighties it again becomes a public holiday. Still the festival has its pre-revolutionary character of reaffirming kin ties. Tsagaan Sar, meaning White Month or Moon, is one the main two big public annual events, next to the Nadaam. It marks the end of Winter and the beginning of spring and the new year´s cycle. Reverted to Tibetan calendar in 2005. in Kalmykia-Khalm Tangch, Buryatia, Tyva http://mongoluls.net/tsagaansar.shtml


Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar) -
Tuesday February 25, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) :


Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar) -
Wednesday February 26, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) :


Buddhist New Year - Losar -
Saturday February 29, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : On the first day pilgrims go to pay homage to the most sacred statue of Sakya Muni in Jokhang temple and burn incense all around Jokhang as well as at all Tibetan homes. http://bhaktapuronline.com


Medin Full Moon Poya Day -
Monday March 9, 2020

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 -
Tuesday March 24, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : Ghodejatra Kathmandu Valley only


Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year -
Wednesday March 25, 2020

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 -
Tuesday April 7, 2020

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 -
Monday April 13, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : leap towards renewal . 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc. Songkran, as usual, falls on 13, 14 and 15 April with an extra public holiday on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 as the first two Songkran days fall on a weekend. Water throwing can start as early as the 11th (as it does in Chiang Mai) and will usually end on the 15th, with the exception of Pattaya where it drags on and reaches it peak on the 19th. In the south, anywhere from Hua Hin downwards, Songkran is only celebrated for a day, on the 13th


Optional holiday -
Monday April 13, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : Choitro Shonkranti


Tamil and Sinhala New Year -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

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 -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : second day [of Songkran]. 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


Vishu -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : Malayalam New Year


Maha Songkran -
Wednesday April 15, 2020

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


Taleung Sok -
Wednesday April 15, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : New Year - 3-day festival involving water-splashing, the freeing of fish, fighting kites, dancing, etc. Paid holiday when falling on Friday or Saturday