BUDDHIST FESTIVAL DATES

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Mahayana New Year

Celebrated on 12-15 January 2017, by Buddhist practitioners from the Mahayana tradition.

Nirvana Day

Celebrated on Monday 15 February 2017, mainly in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China and Vietnam.

Theravadin New Year

Celebrated on 11 April 2017, by Buddhist practitioners in the Theravadin tradition.

Magha Puja Day

Celebrated on Sunday 12 March 2017, generally by practitioners from Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

Hanamatsuri

Celebrated on Saturday 8 April 2017 in Japan.

Visakha Puja

Celebrated on Wednesday 10 May 2017 in countries that follow the Theravadin tradition.

Vesak

Celebrated on Wednesday 10 May 2017 by Buddhists from all traditions.

Obon

Celebrated on Thursday 13 July 2017 in Japan.

Asalha Puja - Dharma Day

Celebrated on Saturday 8 July 2017 in Thailand. Burma, Laos and Burma.

Utambana – Ghost Festival

Celebrated on Monday 7 August 2017 in China and Vietnam.

Pawarana Day

Celebrated on Tuesday 27 October 2016 (5 October 2017) in countries that follow the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

Bodhi Day

Celebrated on 8 December 2016 (8 December 2017) in countries that follow the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

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