Buddhist Festival Dates

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Lunar New Year

Also known in China as the Spring Festival, Tet in Vietnam, Seollal in Korea, Losar in Tibet

Tuesday 5 February 2019 Year of the Earth Dog.
Saturday 25 January 2020 Year of the Metal Rat.

Magha Puja Day

Also known as Sangha Day

Tuesday 19 February 2019.
Monday 10 February 2020.

Burmese, Khmer, Lao, Sri Lankan and Thai New Year

Also known as Songkran in Thailand.

Celebrated on 13/14 – 15/16 of April annually.

Vesak

Also known as Visakha Puja, Wesak, Buddha’s Birthday, Saga Dawa Duchen

Celebrated on Sunday 19 May 2019.
Thursday 7 May 2020.

Ullambana

Thursday 15 August 2019.
Wednesday 2 September 2020.

Kathina

Monday 14 October 2019.
Thursday 1 October 2020.

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