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Mon
24
Oct

Pavarana / Sangha Day  

Worldwide
Mon 24 Oct 2016
The last day of the Rains Retreat (the Vassa) is known as Pavarana Day or ‘Leaving the Vassa’. Also known as Sang...

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Sat
5
Nov

Kathina Day

Worldwide
Sat 5 Nov 2016
In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, Kathina Day is celebrated by the lay community offering monks new Kathina robes at the e...

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Thu
8
Dec

Bodhi Day  

Worldwide
Thu 8 Dec 2016
Some Buddhists (eg Pure Land followers) celebrate Gautama’s attainment of Enlightenment on this day under the Bodhi tre...

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Mon
30
Jan

Mahayana Buddhist New Year

Worldwide
Mon 30 Jan 2017
New Year for Mahayana Buddhists celebrated on the first full moon day in January

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Tue
7
Feb

Sangha Day

Worldwide
Tue 7 Feb 2017
Sangha Day is a celebration of friendship. Buddhists come together to celebrate their worldwide community, the Sangha.

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