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Buddhist Holidays Celebrated in Year 2016

SundaySunJan 24, 2016Jan 24Mahayana New Year
MondayMonFeb 08, 2016Feb 08Chinese New Year
MondayMonFeb 15, 2016Feb 15Nirvana Day
WednesdayWedMar 23, 2016Mar 23Magha Puja Day
FridayFriApr 22, 2016Apr 22Theravada New Year
SundaySunMay 15, 2016May 15Wesak - Buddha Day
MondayMonJul 11, 2016Jul 11Obon
TuesdayTueJul 19, 2016Jul 19Asala - Dharma Day
ThursdayThuDec 08, 2016Dec 08Bodhi Day

Buddhist holidays celebrated in year 2015

  • Mon
  • Jan 05, 2015
  • Sun
  • Feb 15, 2015
  • Thu
  • Feb 19, 2015
  • Thu
  • Mar 05, 2015
  • Sat
  • Apr 04, 2015
  • Mon
  • May 04, 2015
  • Thu
  • Jul 02, 2015
  • Mon
  • Jul 13, 2015
  • Tue
  • Dec 08, 2015

Buddhist Calendar and Buddhist Festivals

It is believed that Buddhism is originated in northern India during 6th century BC. It is almost 2500 years old religion. Now more than 3.5 million people follow Buddhism worldwide. Buddhism is recognized as one of the fastest growing religions in the world.

Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama known as Lord Buddha. Word “Buddha” means "the awakened one”. Around 2500 years ago Lord Buddha was born in a royal family of Nepal. He was living a luxury life until he came across an old man, a sick man and a dead body for first time. Disturbed by these miseries of the human lives he became a monk. At the age of 35 Gautam attained enlightenment and became Buddha. He spent rest of his life by teaching the path of enlightenment.

Buddhist people do not believe in a personal God. They believe nothing is fixed or permanent in the world. Buddhism focuses on personal spiritual development through inner truth, wisdom and meditation.

The four Aryan or Noble Truths of Buddhism are:
  - All existence is dukkha or suffering
  - The cause of suffering is craving
  - The cessation of suffering comes with the cessation of craving
  - There is a path that free human being from suffering