Cultural elements of Buddhism
The cultural elements of Buddhism vary by region and include:
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Bon Festival - BON festival video
Inspired by Obon, Japans traditional three-day holiday honoring ancestors and thanking them for the quality of life enjoyed by the living, The Morikami celeb...
Madhu Purnima
Madhu Purnima (Bengali for 'honey full-moon') is a Buddhist festival celebrated in India and Bangladesh, especially in the region of Chittagong. It occurs on the day of the full moon in the month of B...
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Golden Star Festival
The Golden Star Festival is a festival held in Tibet falling between the 7th and 8th month of the Tibetan Calendar (August-September).The Golden Star festival is held to wash away sins, particularly p...
Kathina
Kathina is a Buddhist festival which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat for Theravada Buddhists. The season during which a monastery may hold a Kathina festival is one mon...
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Qingming Festival
The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day or Ching Ming, is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. This mak...
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Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima (Sanskrit: गुरु पूर्णिमा, IAST: Guru Pūrṇimā) is an Indian festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers. This festival traditionally celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists, to thank...
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Monlam Prayer Festival
Monlam also known as The Great Prayer Festival, falls on 4th–11th day of the 1st Tibetan month in Tibetan Buddhism.
The event of Monlam in Tibet was established in 1409 by Tsong Khapa, the founde...
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Bon Festival
Obon (お盆) or just Bon (盆) is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people re...
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Chotrul Duchen
Chötrul Düchen, also known as Chonga Choepa or the Butter Lamp Festival, is one of the four Buddhist festivals commemorating four events in the life of the Buddha, according to Tibetan traditions. Chö...
Cheung Chau Bun Festival
Cheung Chau Bun Festival (Chinese: 包山節; Jyutping: baau1 saan1 zit3) or Cheung Chau Da Jiu Festival (Chinese: 長洲太平清醮; Jyutping: coeng4 zau1 taai3 ping4 cing1 ziu3) is a traditional Chin...
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Parinirvana Day
Parinirvana Day, or Nirvana Day is a Mahayana Buddhist holiday celebrated in East Asia. By some it is celebrated on 8 February, but by most on the 15 February. It celebrates the day when the Buddha i...
Bodhi Day
Bodhi Day is the Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautauma (Shakyamuni), experienced enlightenment, also known as bodhi in Sanskrit and Pali. Accordin...
Yeongsanjae
Yeongsanjae (영산재) is a Korean Buddhist ceremony which celebrates the creation of the Lotus Sutra. Primarily preserved and conducted by the Taego Order, the ceremony, which takes place annually on June...
Dongzhi Festival
The Dōngzhì Festival or Winter Solstice Festival (Chinese: 冬至; pinyin: Dōngzhì; literally: "the extreme of Winter") is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and oth...
Poy Sang Long
The Poy Sang Long (Shan: ပွႆးသၢင်ႇလွင်း; lit. "Festival [of the] Crystal Sons") is a rite of passage ceremony among the Shan peoples, in Myanmar (also known as Burma) and in neighbouring Northern Thai...
Bhumchu
Bhumchu (Bhum is a pot, Chum is water) is a Buddhist festival, which on the Tibetan lunar calendar is held on the 14th and 15th day of the first month. The Bhum or Sacred vase, according to Zigpo Ling...
Ghost Festival
The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival in modern day, Zhong Yuan Jie or Yu Lan Jie (traditional Chinese: 盂蘭節) is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held in Asian countrie...
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List of supernatural beings in Chinese folklore
The following is a list of supernatural beings in Chinese folklore and fiction originating from traditional folk culture and contemporary literature such as Pu Songling's Strange Stories from a Chines...
Vixakha Bouxa
The Vixakha Bouxa festival is the Lao version of the Thai Visakha Puja, which it closely resembles. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha, which are all said to have happen...
Sho Dun Festival
The Sho Dun Festival (Tibetan: ༄༅། ཞོ་སྟོན།; Chinese: 雪顿节; pinyin: Xuĕdùn Jié), commonly known as the Yogurt Festival or Banquet is an annual festival held at Norbulingka or "Jewel Park" palac...
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Esala Perahera
Esala Perahera (the procession of Esala) is the grand festival with elegant costumes held in July and August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This historical procession (perahera) is held annually to pay homage ...
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Buddha's Birthday
Buddha's Birthday (Nepali: बुद्ध जयन्ती) the birthday of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, is a holiday traditionally celebrated in Mahayana Buddhism. According to the Theravada Tripitaka scriptures (fro...
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Asalha Puja
Asalha Puja (known as Asanha Bucha in Thailand, Thai: อาสาฬหบูชา) is a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the eighth lunar month (July 11 or 12, 2...
Rocket Festival
A Rocket Festival (Thai: ประเพณีบุญบั้งไฟ Prapheni Bun Bang Fai, Lao: ບຸນບັ້ງໄຟ Bun Bang Fai') is a merit-making ceremony traditionally practiced by ethnic Lao people throughout much of Isan ...
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Liberation Rite of Water and Land
The Liberation Rite of Water and Land (Chinese: 法界聖凡水陸普度大齋勝會; pinyin: Fǎjiè Shèng Fán Shuǐlù Pǔdù Dàzhāi Shèng Huì), also commonly known as the Waterland Dharma Function is a Chinese Buddhist ...
Ōmisoka
Ōmisoka (大晦日), New Year's Eve, is the second-most important day in Japanese tradition because it is the final day of the old year and the eve of New Year's Day, which is the most important day of ...