April 14th, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's Birthday!
All day event
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar has been called the most prominent Indian leader of the 20th century. He helped spark a revival of Buddhism in India, a movement which is now known as neo-Buddhism.
Buddha Jayanti is on May 25!!
Buddhist Calendar 2013
Mahayana Buddhist festival marking the anniversary of Buddha's death. Pure Land Buddhists call the festival "Nirvana Day". Parinirvana is celebrated by some Buddhists on February 8th.Friday 15- FebruaryNirvana day (alternative date)
Nirvana Day is also known as Parinirvana and is celebrated by some Buddhists on February 8th. Nirvana Day is the celebration of Buddha's death when he reached total Nirvana, at the age of 80.Monday 25 February- Magha Puja
Fourfold Assembly or Sangha Day. Marks the day Buddha addressed a meeting of 1250 arahants.Thursday 25 April -Theravada New Year
New Year festival for Theravada Buddhists, celebrated for three days from the first full moon day in AprilSaturday 25 May Wesak or Buddha day
The most important of the Buddhist festivals. It celebrates the Buddha's birthday, and, for some Buddhists, also marks his enlightenment and death. Pictures of Wesak celebrations in ManchesterMonday 22 July Asala - Dharma Day
The anniversary of the start of Buddha's teaching - his first sermon ,"The Wheel of Truth", after his enlightenment.Sunday 8 December Bodhi Day
On Bodhi day some Buddhists celebrate Gautama's attainment of enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India
On Bodhi day some Buddhists celebrate Gautama's attainment of enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, India.