BUDDHIST FESTIVAL DATES

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Mayahana New Year

Celebrated on 2-4 January 2018, by Buddhist practitioners from the Mahayana tradition

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Buddhist-Festival-Dates

Mahayana New Year

Celebrated on 2-4 January 2018, by Buddhist practitioners from the Mahayana tradition.

Nirvana Day

Celebrated on Saturday 24 March 2018, mainly in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China and Vietnam.

Theravadin New Year

Celebrated on 30 April 2018, by Buddhist practitioners in the Theravadin tradition.

Magha Puja Day

Celebrated on Thursday 1 March 2018, generally by practitioners from Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

Hanamatsuri

Celebrated on Tuesday 22 May 2018 in Japan.

Visakha Puja

Celebrated on Tuesday 29 May 2018 in countries that follow the Theravadin tradition.

Vesak

Celebrated on Sunday 20 May 2018 by Buddhists from all traditions.

Obon

Celebrated on 13-15 August 2018 in Japan.

Asalha Puja – Dharma Day

Celebrated on Friday 22 July 2018 in Thailand. Burma, Laos and Burma.

Utambana – Ghost Festival

Celebrated on Saturday 25 August 2018 in China and Vietnam.

Pawarana Day

Celebrated on Wednesday 24 October 2018 in countries that follow the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

Bodhi Day

Celebrated on Wednesday 24 January 2019 in countries that follow the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

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