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BUDDHIST FESTIVALS AND RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY CALENDAR

Upcoming Buddhist Holidays

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 10, 2020Jan 10Mahayana New Year
WednesdayWedFeb 05, 2020Feb 05Chinese New Year
SaturdaySatFeb 08, 2020Feb 08Nirvana Day
MondayMonMar 09, 2020Mar 09Magha Puja Day
ThursdayThuApr 09, 2020Apr 09Theravada New Year
ThursdayThuMay 07, 2020May 07Vesak - Buddha Day
SundaySunJul 05, 2020Jul 05Asala - Dharma Day
SaturdaySatAug 15, 2020Aug 15Obon
TuesdayTueDec 08, 2020Dec 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