Festivals play a big part in the lives of many Buddhists. Most Buddhists, with the exception of the Japanese, use the Lunar calendar.
The dates of Buddhist festivals and the way they are celebrated vary from country to country, and between Buddhist traditions.
Wesak is the most important of the Buddhist festivals and is celebrated on the full moon in May.
This marks the beginning of the Buddha’s teaching.
This festival celebrates the Spiritual community.
This is a Mahayana Buddhist festival that marks the death of the Buddha.
The most important Buddhist holiday in Tibet is Losar, which celebrates the Tibetan New Year.