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Wed
26
Jul

Asalha Puja or Dhammacakkha

Worldwide
Wed 26 Jul 2017
Celebrated by Theravadin and Western Buddhists as the anniversary of the Buddha's first sermon, known as 'Turning of the Whee...

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Thu
27
Jul

Vassa (Rains Retreat)

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Thu 27 Jul 2017 00:00 to 23:59
Part of the Theravadin Buddhist calendar, this is a time for monks to stay in one place for the rainy season. It is an opport...

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Tue
24
Oct

Pavarana / Sangha Day  

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Tue 24 Oct 2017
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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Sun
5
Nov

Kathina Day

Worldwide
Sun 5 Nov 2017
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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Fri
8
Dec

Bodhi Day  

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Fri 8 Dec 2017
Some Buddhists (eg Pure Land followers) celebrate Gautama’s attainment of Enlightenment on this day under the Bodhi tre...

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