Asalha Puja (known as Asanha Puja in Thailand) is a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the eighth lunar month. It commemorates the Buddha’s first sermon in the Deer Park in Benares and the founding of the Buddhist sangha. In Thailand, Asalha Puja is a government holiday. ...more on Wikipedia about "Asalha Puja"
Drupka Teshi is a Buddhist festival celebrated to observe Buddha's first preaching of the "Noble Truths" at the Deer park in Sarnath. It falls on the fourth day of the sixth month in the Tibetan calendar, (around August). ...more on Wikipedia about "Drupka Teshi"
Lhabab Duechen is a Buddhist festival celebrated to observe the descent of Buddha from heaven back to earth. Buddha had left for heaven at the age of 41. He was exhorted by his follower and representative Maugalyayana to return and after a long debate managed to return. He returned to earth by a special triple ladder prepared by Viswakarma, the god of machines. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lhabab Duechen"
Uposatha days are times of renewed dedication to Dhamma practice, observed by both lay people and monastics throughout the world of Theravada Buddhism. ...more on Wikipedia about "Uposatha"
Vassa ( Thai พรรษา, pansa or phansaa), also called Rains Retreat, is the traditional retreat during the rainy season lasting for three lunar months from July to October. During this time Buddhist monks remain in a single place, generally in their temples. In some monasteries, monks dedicate the vassa to intensive meditation practice. It is followed by two of the major festivals of the year among Theravada Buddhists, including Wan Awk Pansa. The retreat has largely been given up by Mahayana Buddhists. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vassa"
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