Religious Holidays Quiz

Handy Religion 2e
ISBN: 9781578593798
$21.95

What kind of religious calendar do Buddhists observe?

  • Since Buddhism has long been identified with so many different cultural settings, there is some variation in the ways Buddhists keep track of sacred times.
  • The basic religious calendar remains tied, at least nominally, to the ancient Hindu combination of lunar and solar reckoning, but many Buddhists now observe some festivities on fixed dates.
  • The earliest Buddhists apparently did not concern themselves with marking special occurrences on their calendar.
  • In most places where Buddhism is an important presence today, the reckoning of years begins with the date of the Buddha's entry into nirvana (which coincided with his death).

Show answer



< Previous Fact Next Fact >


Dig deeper with these related titles:

Handy Religion 2e The Handy Religion Answer Book, Second Edition
by John Renard, PhD

A question-and-answer guide to the prominent religions of the world... The spiritual world we live in today is a diverse and... Read More »

ISBN: 9781578593798
$21.95
Religion Book The Religion Book: Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers
by Jim Willis

Religion has long been at the top of the news and eternally an inspiration. To expect to understand religionís role in peopleís lives, we must... Read More »

ISBN: 9781578591510
$34.95
Angels A to Z, 2nd Edition Angels A to Z, Second Edition
by Evelyn Dorothy Oliver and James R Lewis

Written by two recognized authorities on nontraditional religious movements, this resource is one of the most comprehensive books on angels and... Read More »

ISBN: 9781578592128
$39.95