Buddhism Festivals



  • The most important of all Buddhist Festivals
  • Honours the Buddha's enlightenment
  • Celebrated on a full moon in April or May
  • In Theravada Buddhism, this also marks the Buddha's birthday and the day of his death.

To celebrate they might

  • Visit the local temple
  • Observe extra precepts
  • Wear white clothing
  • Give offerings to monks
  • Take part in processions
  • Decorate Shrines
  • Chant and…


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