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Buddhism (Theravada): calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 3 months

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Friday September 30, 2022Thimphu DrupchenBuddhism (Theravada)
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Friday January 6, 2023Duruthu Poya DayBuddhism (Theravada)
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Saturday January 14, 2023Prithvi JayantiBuddhism (Theravada)
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Sunday January 22, 2023Sonam LocharBuddhism (Theravada)
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Sunday February 5, 2023Navam Full Moon Poya DayBuddhism (Theravada)
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Tuesday February 21, 2023Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)Buddhism (Theravada)
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Tuesday February 21, 2023Buddhist New Year - LosarBuddhism (Theravada)
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)Buddhism (Theravada)
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Wednesday February 22, 2023Buddhist New Year - LosarBuddhism (Theravada)
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Thursday February 23, 2023Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)Buddhism (Theravada)
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Tuesday February 28, 2023Buddhist New Year - LosarBuddhism (Theravada)
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Friday March 3, 2023Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)Buddhism (Theravada)
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Tuesday March 7, 2023Medin Full Moon Poya DayBuddhism (Theravada)
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Tuesday March 21, 2023Regional holidayBuddhism (Theravada)
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Wednesday March 22, 2023Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New YearBuddhism (Theravada)
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Wednesday March 22, 2023Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New YearBuddhism (Theravada)
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Thimphu Drupchen

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Friday September 30, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : Lasts 5 days - The Drubchhen was instituted between 1705 and 1709 by Kuenga Gyaltshen, the first reincarnation of Jampel Dorji, the son of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. According to legend, Pelden Lhamo appeared before him and performed the dances while he was in meditation. Based on these dances, Kuenga Gyeltshen initiated the Drubchhen

Duruthu Poya Day

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Friday January 6, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : Commemorates Buddha's first visit to Sri Lanka. This visit too took place in the first year of the Buddha's preaching. http://www.mysrilanka.com/travel/lanka/festivals/POSON.HTM

Prithvi Jayanti

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Saturday January 14, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : Magh Sankrati in honor of the contribution of then King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the builder of modern Nepal

Sonam Lochar

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Sunday January 22, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : Tamang New Year - This community has a tradition of associating years with the symbols of 12 different animals (starting with Rat and ending with Boar).

Navam Full Moon Poya Day

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Sunday February 5, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : Celebrates the following events in Buddhist history: Entrance into the order of two leading disciples of The Buddha (Sariputta and Maha Moggalana), The Buddha proclaims for the first time a code of fundamental ethical precepts for the monks. The Buddha announces that within three months His Parinibbana (death) will take place. http://www.mysrilanka.com/travel/lanka/festivals/POSON.HTM

Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)

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Tuesday February 21, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : The festival of the lunar New Year, Tsagaan Sar, is celebrated in or around February depending on the Mongolian lunar calendar. It generally coincides with other lunar New Year celebrations, like the Chinese. Often, however, Mongolians deny any Chinese origin or influence. In the 1960s, the communist government tried to transform it into Cattle Breeders` Day and official celebration was stopped. On the day of Tsagaan Sar increased checks on employee presence would occur. Neverthless, like with other traditionsand religious activities, some families remain a surreptious practise, especially in countryside. When the party tries to reaffirm traditional values in the late eighties it again becomes a public holiday. Still the festival has its pre-revolutionary character of reaffirming kin ties. Tsagaan Sar, meaning White Month or Moon, is one the main two big public annual events, next to the Nadaam. It marks the end of Winter and the beginning of spring and the new year´s cycle. Reverted to Tibetan calendar in 2005. in Kalmykia-Khalm Tangch, Buryatia, Tyva http://mongoluls.net/tsagaansar.shtml

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Tuesday February 21, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : The new year is called Losar, and is celebrated according to the highly complicated Bhutanese calendar.

Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) :

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Wednesday February 22, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : The new year is called Losar, and is celebrated according to the highly complicated Bhutanese calendar.

Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)

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Thursday February 23, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) :

Buddhist New Year - Losar

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Tuesday February 28, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : On the first day pilgrims go to pay homage to the most sacred statue of Sakya Muni in Jokhang temple and burn incense all around Jokhang as well as at all Tibetan homes.

Lunar New Year (Tsagaan Sar)

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Friday March 3, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : The festival of the lunar New Year, Tsagaan Sar, is celebrated in or around February depending on the Mongolian lunar calendar. It generally coincides with other lunar New Year celebrations, like the Chinese. Often, however, Mongolians deny any Chinese origin or influence. In the 1960s, the communist government tried to transform it into Cattle Breeders` Day and official celebration was stopped. On the day of Tsagaan Sar increased checks on employee presence would occur. Neverthless, like with other traditionsand religious activities, some families remain a surreptious practise, especially in countryside. When the party tries to reaffirm traditional values in the late eighties it again becomes a public holiday. Still the festival has its pre-revolutionary character of reaffirming kin ties. Tsagaan Sar, meaning White Month or Moon, is one the main two big public annual events, next to the Nadaam. It marks the end of Winter and the beginning of spring and the new year´s cycle. Reverted to Tibetan calendar in 2005. in Kalmykia-Khalm Tangch, Buryatia, Tyva

Medin Full Moon Poya Day

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Tuesday March 7, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : Commemorates the visit of The Buddha to his home to preach to his father King Suddhodana and other relatives and show them the path to enlightenment and final deliverance.

Regional holiday

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Tuesday March 21, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : Ghodejatra Kathmandu Valley only

Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year

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Wednesday March 22, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Hindu, Navratri, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year

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Wednesday March 22, 2023
Buddhism (Theravada) : The Hindu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox.