Upcoming Buddhist Holidays

Feb 11: Meak Bochea Day

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

Feb 11: Makha Bucha Day

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

Mar 12: Full Moon Day of Tabaung

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

May 03: The Buddhas Birthday

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

May 03: Buddhas Birthday

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

May 10: The Buddhas Birthday

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

May 10: The Buddhas Birthday

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

May 11: The Buddhas Birthday

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

May 11: Full Moon Day of Kasong

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

Jul 08: Asahna Bucha Day

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

Jul 09: Full Moon Day of Waso

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

Jul 10: Asahna Bucha Day (observed)

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

Jul 11: Buddhist Lent

Marks the start of the three month period when Monks have to stay in the one place

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 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 22: The Buddhas Birthday

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

May 29: Wesak Day

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