Religious Holidays Quiz

Handy Religion 2e
ISBN: 9781578593798

What Buddhist observances are linked with seasonal cycles, and are there days devoted to other aspects of Buddhist teaching?

  • The so-called Rain Retreat (Vassa) begins on the day after the full moon day of the eighth lunar month, Asadha (July/August).
  • Marriages are generally not performed during the Rain Retreat (Vassa) .
  • On the full moon day of the third lunar month of Magha, some Buddhists commemorate Buddha's teaching of the monastic disciplinary code called the Vinaya.
  • Theravada Buddhists celebrate the Buddha's first sermon on the full moon day of Asadha (eighth lunar month).

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