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Buddhism (Vajrayana): calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months

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Friday february 9, 2024Têt (Vietnamese New Year)Buddhism (Vajrayana)
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Saturday february 10, 2024Têt (Vietnamese New Year)Buddhism (Vajrayana)
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Saturday february 10, 2024Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Monday february 12, 2024Optional holidayBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Monday february 12, 2024Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Tuesday february 13, 2024Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Wednesday february 14, 2024Chinese New YearBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Thursday april 4, 2024Tomb-Sweeping DayBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Thursday april 4, 2024Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival)Buddhism (Vajrayana)
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Friday april 5, 2024Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival)Buddhism (Vajrayana)
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Friday april 5, 2024Tomb-Sweeping DayBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Saturday april 6, 2024Tomb-Sweeping DayBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Wednesday may 15, 2024Buddha's AnniversaryBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Wednesday may 15, 2024Buddha's AnniversaryBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Thursday may 23, 2024Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Tuesday july 9, 2024DrukpaTshe-ziBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Wednesday july 10, 2024First Sermon of Lord BuddhaBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Saturday july 20, 2024Waso Robe Donation CeremonyBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Saturday july 20, 2024Esala PeraheraBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Sunday july 21, 2024Waso Robe Donation CeremonyBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Monday july 22, 2024Waso Robe Donation CeremonyBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Têt (Vietnamese New Year)

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Friday february 9, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : The most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for Feast of the First Morning of the First Day . Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese variation of the Chinese lunisolar calendar, Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]

Têt (Vietnamese New Year)

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Saturday february 10, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : The most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for Feast of the First Morning of the First Day . Tết celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese variation of the Chinese lunisolar calendar,

Chinese New Year

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Saturday february 10, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. Overtime work by employees working six days a week and that falls during Indonesia’s statutory holidays must be compensated with two times the normal hourly wage for the first five hours of work, three times the normal hourly wage for the sixth hour of work, and four times the hourly wage for the seventh and eighth hour of overtime work

Optional holiday

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Monday february 12, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Bhawasma Budhbar - Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

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Monday february 12, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : The Chinese calendar combines lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. To match the solar calendar, an extra month is added once every few years (seven years out of a 19-year cycle).

Chinese New Year

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Tuesday february 13, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : The Chinese calendar combines lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. To match the solar calendar, an extra month is added once every few years (seven years out of a 19-year cycle).

Chinese New Year

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Wednesday february 14, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : The Chinese calendar combines lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. To match the solar calendar, an extra month is added once every few years (seven years out of a 19-year cycle).

Tomb-Sweeping Day

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Thursday april 4, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Traditional celebration since the second century B.C. Considered an unlucky day for business. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival)

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Thursday april 4, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Traditional celebration since the second century B.C. Considered an unlucky day for business.

Tomb-Sweeping Day (Ching Ming or Qingming Festival)

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Friday april 5, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) :

Tomb-Sweeping Day

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Friday april 5, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Traditional celebration since the second century B.C. Considered an unlucky day for business. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Tomb-Sweeping Day

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Saturday april 6, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Traditional celebration since the second century B.C. Considered an unlucky day for business. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Buddha's Anniversary

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Wednesday may 15, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) :

Buddha's Anniversary

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Wednesday may 15, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born on April 8th, 623 B.C.E. in ancient northern India (now in Nepal) as Prince Siddhartha. It is a holiday observed by Buddhists throughout the world, though the exact date may differ from country to country. It is a

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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Thursday may 23, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddhas life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddahs birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddahs birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition.

DrukpaTshe-zi

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Tuesday july 9, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : It marks the day on which Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on the Four Noble Truths to his first five disciples in the Deer Park at Sarnath, more than 2500 years ago

First Sermon of Lord Buddha

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Wednesday july 10, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Marks the first sermon Buddha gave to his five disciples, introducing the middle way, the noble eight-fold path and the Four Noble Truths. It is celebrated with candlelight processions.

Waso Robe Donation Ceremony

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Saturday july 20, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Lasts 2 weeks

Esala Perahera

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Saturday july 20, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : On the Esala full moon, the Kandy Esala Perahera takes place. The most important and spectacular festival in SL, it is the climax of 10 days and nights of increasing frenetic activity in Kandy. Thousands of dancers, drummers, and temple chieftains take part in the parade that also features 50 or more magnificently decorated elephants honouring the Sacred Tooth relic of the Golden Temple. Smaller peraheras are held at this time at other locations in the island.

Waso Robe Donation Ceremony

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Sunday july 21, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Lasts 2 weeks

Waso Robe Donation Ceremony

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Monday july 22, 2024
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Lasts 2 weeks