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BUDDHIST FESTIVALS AND RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY CALENDAR

Upcoming Buddhist Holidays

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriDec 08, 2017Dec 08Bodhi Day
TuesdayTueJan 02, 2018Jan 02Mahayana New Year
ThursdayThuFeb 08, 2018Feb 08Nirvana Day
FridayFriFeb 16, 2018Feb 16Chinese New Year
ThursdayThuMar 15, 2018Mar 15Magha Puja Day
MondayMonApr 30, 2018Apr 30Theravada New Year
TuesdayTueMay 29, 2018May 29Vesak - Buddha Day
FridayFriJul 13, 2018Jul 13Obon
FridayFriJul 27, 2018Jul 27Asala - Dharma Day
SaturdaySatDec 08, 2018Dec 08Bodhi Day

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