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Buddhism (Theravada): religious celerations and observances

Buddhism (Theravada): calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Poson Poya*Sunday June 16, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha**Monday June 17, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Poson Poya -
Sunday June 16, 2019

Buddhism (Theravada) : Commemorates the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka by Arahat Maha Mahinda (son of King Asoka of India) at Mihintale in the third century B.C. Ven Mahinda established the Dispensation of The Buddha (Buddhasasana) in Sri Lanka.


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Monday June 17, 2019

Buddhism (Theravada) : Magha Puja or Sangha celebration. This day falls on the full moon of the third month. It commemorates the main event in Buddha's life, after His first retreated from the rain (Vassa). The anniversary of Buddah's birthday in the Mahayana tradition; the commemoration of Buddah's birth, enlightenment, and death, celebrated on the day of the full moon of the 6th month in the Theravada tradition. In some countries, may only be observed by the Hinduist community. In India, only celebrated in Andaman & Nicobar Island, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh. In Thailand, falls on the same day as Vesak