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Poya-Uposatha-Observance Day Calendar for 2018:

Month

January

  March

 March

April

  May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Full moon

1  31

1

31

29

29

27

27

25

24

24

22

22

New moon

17

15 17 16 15 13 13 11 9 9 7 7

Video on Uposatha Observance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUIDQd19OmY


Full Moon Poya Days:
Uposatha 8 Rule Observance
!
January 1 Duruthu: Buddha first visit to Ceylon at Mahiyangana Stupa, which contains hair & collarbone relics.
January 31 Navam: At this day Buddha ordains Sāriputta and MahāMoggallāna and later decides his Parinibbāna.
March 1 Madin: Buddha visits parents home after Enlightenment, and ordains his son Rāhula, & half brother Nanda.
March 31  Bak: Buddha's second visit to Ceylon, at Nagadipa close to Jaffna in the 5th year after his Enlightenment.
April 29 Vesak: This Sacred Day celebrates the birth, Enlightenment, and passing away of the Blessed Buddha Gotama.
May 29 Adhi-Poson
June 27 Poson: Emperor Asoka's son, the Arahat Mahinda, introduces Buddhism to Ceylon in the 3rd century B.C.
July 27 Esala: Buddha preaches 1st Sermon: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta & performs the famous Twin Miracle.
August 25 Nikini: Bhikkhus who did not enter the yearly rains retreat (Vassa) at Esala Poya, are allowed to enter now.
September 24 Binara: Start of Bhikkhuni Sangha by the ordination of Queen Mahāpajāpatī; the Buddha's foster-mother.
October 24 Vap: Marks the end of the Bhikkhu's three months rains retreat and begins Kathina month of giving robes.
November 22 Il: Celebrates the Buddha Gotama's explanation of the next Buddha Metteyya & Breathing Meditation.
December 22 Unduwap: Arrival in Ceylon of a sapling of the sacred Bodhi-tree, brought by Arahat Theri Sanghamitta.

Keeping the 8 vows on Poya days is the Way to Divine Being at Death!


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