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Buddhism (Theravada): religious celerations and observances

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






Name Date Kind
Prithvi Jayanti*Friday January 11, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Duruthu Poya Day*Thursday January 17, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Bonn Phchum Ben*Saturday October 5, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Bonn Phchum Ben*Sunday October 6, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Bonn Phchum Ben*Monday October 7, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Ghatasthapana*Monday October 7, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends)Saturday October 19, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends)**Sunday October 20, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Vap Full Moon Poya Day*Sunday October 20, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends)**Monday October 21, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven*Sunday October 27, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Govardhan PujaTuesday November 5, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Pemagatshel Tshechu**Tuesday November 12, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Il Full Moon Poya Day*Monday November 18, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Festival of the Golden Stupa (in Vientiane only)**Tuesday November 19, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
Unduvap Poya**Wednesday December 18, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 

Prithvi Jayanti -
Tuesday January 11, 2022

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


Duruthu Poya Day -
Monday January 17, 2022

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


Bonn Phchum Ben -
Tuesday October 5, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : Offerings to monks, prayers at the pagoda


Bonn Phchum Ben -
Wednesday October 6, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : Offerings to monks, prayers at the pagoda


Bonn Phchum Ben -
Thursday October 7, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : Offerings to monks, prayers at the pagoda


Ghatasthapana -
Thursday October 7, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : First day of the Hindu Dashain Festival. Kalash, (holy water vessel) symbolizing the goddess Durga often with her image embossed on the side is placed in the prayer room.


Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends) -
Tuesday October 19, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) :


Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends) -
Wednesday October 20, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : Bouk Khao Pansa marks the end of Buddhist Lent and all those couples who had been putting off marriage now rush into each other's arms. Monks are free to travel from kyaung to kyaung or to go on pilgrimage to holy spots. in Vientiane only


Vap Full Moon Poya Day -
Wednesday October 20, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : Celebrates the obtaining of Vivarana (the assurance of becoming a Buddha) by the Bodhisatta Maitriya and the commissioning of 60 disciples by The Buddha to disperse his teachings. http://www.mysrilanka.com/travel/lanka/festivals/POSON.HTM


Bouk ok Pansa (Buddhist Fast ends) -
Thursday October 21, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : Bouk Khao Pansa marks the end of Buddhist Lent and all those couples who had been putting off marriage now rush into each other's arms. Monks are free to travel from kyaung to kyaung or to go on pilgrimage to holy spots. in Vientiane only


Buddha's Coming Down from Heaven -
Wednesday October 27, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : Celebration of his return to earth from heaven. Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal, and his mother expired after seven days. At the age of 41, he ascended to heaven to preach to his mother. Nuns and monks and king Zug Chen Nyingpo were worried because they did not know where hewas. His disciple, the clairvoyant Sharibu, had a vision of the lord to be in heaven. Another disciple of Lord Buddha, Mao gyel ge bu, who was known to possess miraculous powers, ascended to heaven and requested Buddha to return to earth. He agreed to descend.


Govardhan Puja -
Friday November 5, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) :


Pemagatshel Tshechu -
Friday November 12, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : in Pemagatshel


Il Full Moon Poya Day -
Thursday November 18, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : Marks the end of the Rainy Retreat period (Vassana-Samaya). The Bhikkus stay indoors in the temples and observe the Bhavana meditation and other religious activities. This is the end and climax of the rainy season.


Festival of the Golden Stupa (in Vientiane only) -
Friday November 19, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : That Luang is the national symbol and most important religious monument of Laos. Vientiane's most important Theravada Buddhist festival, Boun That Luang , is held here for three days during the full moon of the twelfth lunar month not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]


Unduvap Poya -
Saturday December 18, 2021

Buddhism (Theravada) : Arrival of the Bo-tree sapling. This was brought to Sri Lanka from India by Buddhist Theri Sanghamitta, and it is this very tree that is venerated by Buddhists in Anuradhapura. It is also the oldest documented tree in the world. Sanghamitta Theri established the Bhikkhuni Sasana (the Order of Nuns). paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday