Upcoming Buddhist Holidays

Mar 01: Makha Bucha Day

Shortly after Buddha began his teachings, 1250 monks gathered to hear Buddha preach.

Mar 01: Meak Bochea Day

Shortly after Buddha began his teachings, 1250 monks gathered to hear Buddha preach.

Mar 31: Full Moon Day of Tabaung

Seven months after Buddha began his teachings, 1,250 monks gathered to hear Buddha preach

May 22: The Buddhas Birthday

Lantern parades are held for Buddhas Birthday which is celebrated in late April or early May

May 22: The Buddhas Birthday

Lantern parades are held for Buddhas Birthday which is celebrated on the 8th day of the 4th lunar month

May 22: The Buddhas Birthday

General not statutory. The Buddha's Birthday was only made a holiday in 1998

May 29: Wesak Day

Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

May 29: The Buddhas Birthday

Marks three key events in Buddha's life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

May 29: The Buddhas Birthday

Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

May 29: The Buddhas Birthday

Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

Jul 27: Asahna Bucha Day

Marks the day when the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon in India over 2500 years ago

Jul 27: Full Moon Day of Waso

Marks the start of Buddhist lent and the anniversary of Buddha's first sermon on the Four Noble Truths

Oct 24: Full Moon Day of Thadingyut

The Festival of Lights marks the end of the perod of Buddhist lent

Nov 23: Full Moon of Tazaungmone

Marks the end of the rainy season in Myanmar

Feb 19: Meak Bochea Day

Shortly after Buddha began his teachings, 1250 monks gathered to hear Buddha preach.

Feb 19: Makha Bucha Day

Shortly after Buddha began his teachings, 1250 monks gathered to hear Buddha preach.

Mar 21: Full Moon Day of Tabaung

Seven months after Buddha began his teachings, 1,250 monks gathered to hear Buddha preach

May 13: The Buddhas Birthday

Lantern parades are held for Buddhas Birthday which is celebrated in late April or early May

May 13: The Buddhas Birthday

General not statutory. The Buddha's Birthday was only made a holiday in 1998

May 13: The Buddhas Birthday

Lantern parades are held for Buddhas Birthday which is celebrated on the 8th day of the 4th lunar month

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