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Buddhist Holiday Calendar 2014
Holiday Dates for the major celebrations of Buddhism

Buddhist calendar for 2014

Feb Sat 8

Parinirvana - Nirvana day

Mahayana Buddhist festival marking the anniversary of Buddha's death. Pure Land Buddhists call the festival "Nirvana Day". Parinirvana is celebrated by some Buddhists on February 8th.


Feb Sat 15

Nirvana day (alternative date)

Nirvana Day is also known as Parinirvana and is celebrated by some Buddhists on February 8th. Nirvana Day is the celebration of Buddha's death when he reached total Nirvana, at the age of 80.


Apr Tue 15

Theravada New Year

New Year festival for Theravada Buddhists, celebrated for three days from the first full moon day in April


May Wed 14

Wesak or Buddha day

The most important of the Buddhist festivals. It celebrates the Buddha's birthday, and, for some Buddhists, also marks his enlightenment and death. Pictures of Wesak celebrations in Manchester


Jul Sat 12

Asala - Dharma Day

The anniversary of the start of Buddha's teaching - his first sermon ,"The Wheel of Truth", after his enlightenment.


Dec Mon 8

Bodhi Day

On Bodhi day some Buddhists celebrate Gautama's attainment of enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India.


Buddhist calendar for 2015

Feb Sun 8

Parinirvana - Nirvana day

Mahayana Buddhist festival marking the anniversary of Buddha's death. Pure Land Buddhists call the festival "Nirvana Day". Parinirvana is celebrated by some Buddhists on February 8th.


Feb Sun 15

Nirvana day (alternative date)

Nirvana Day is also known as Parinirvana and is celebrated by some Buddhists on February 8th. Nirvana Day is the celebration of Buddha's death when he reached total Nirvana, at the age of 80.


Dec Tue 8

Bodhi Day

On Bodhi day some Buddhists celebrate Gautama's attainment of enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India.

 

 

 

 

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