Faith Holidays

Buddhist: Year 1 = 543–542 BCE

The Buddhist Calendars are a set of lunisolar calendars primarily used in mainland Southeast Asian countries. Types of Buddhists: Theravada, Mahayana, Zen, Tibetan.

 

2022

Holiday/Observance/Celebration

December 8, 2022 Bodhi Day/Rohatsu – or Awakening Day, commemorates the day in which Siddartha Gautama sat underneath the Bodhi tree, or sacred fig tree, and attained enlightenment. Primarily celebrated in Japan and North America
~ January 18 - 20 Mahayana New Year – Because the beginning is marked by sighting the moon, the actual date is not always predictable (3 days form the first full moon in January)
February 1, 2022 Lunar New Year – is the first day after the new moon, a religious and cultural festival for Chinese, Vietnamese and Koreans of Buddhist and other backgrounds
March 3, 2022 Tibetan New Year – Losar is a 15 day celebration, with the main celebration on the first 3 days
February 15, 2022 Nirvana Day – Nehan-e is the Mahayana memorial of the historical Buddha’s passing away
~ April 16 - 18 Theravada New Year – Because the beginning is marked by sighting the moon, the actual date is not always predictable (3 days from the first full moon in April)
May 15, 2022 Wesak/Buddha Day/Visakha Puja – is the most important day of the year for Theravada Buddhists that commemorates the birth, awakening and passing away of the historical Buddha; Siddhartha Gautama