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List of Observance Days for 2013 Thai Year 2556

Introduction on Buddhist Observation Days

The Observance Days are based on the traditional Buddhist calendar of new, full and quarter moons. During new and full moon days, or Uposatha Days, monks would gather to listen to the recitation of the Patimokkha rules. The weekly observance of the quarter moon is when lay devotees gather in the local monastery to observe the precept more strictly and listen to and speak about Dhamma. The basic, minimum standard is the 5 precepts for practicing lay Buddhists. However on Observance days (or other special occasion) they may decide to train under the Eight Precepts, which brings them closer to how the monk or nun practices.

Below are list of Buddhist observance day for year 2013 (Thai year 2556) วันพิธีพุทธ ๒๕๕๖

(or click to view Observance Days for 2012 (2555))

JANUARY 2013 (มกราคม 2556)

  • 5 (Sat)
  • 11 (Fri) – new
  • 19 (Sat)
  • 26 (Sat)- full

FEBRUARY 2013 (กุมภาพันธ์ 2556)

MARCH 2013 (มีนาคม 2556)

  • 5 (Tue)
  • 11 (Mon) – new
  • 19 (Tue)
  • 26 (Tue)- full

APRIL 2013 (เมษายน 2556)

  • 3 (Wed)
  • 10 (Wed)- new
  • 18 (Thu)
  • 25 (Thu) – full

MAY 2013 (พฤษภาคม 2556)

JUNE 2013 (มิถุนายน2556)

  • 1 (Sat)
  • 8  (Sat) – new
  • 16 (Sun)
  • 23 (Sun) – full

JULY 2013 (กรกฎาคม 2556)

AUGUST 2013 (สิงหาคม 2556)

  • 6 (Tue) – new
  • 14 (Wed)
  • 21 (Wed) – full
  • 29 (Thu)

SEPTEMBER 2013 (กันยายน 2556)

  • 4 (Wed) – new
  • 12 (Thu)
  • 19 (Thu)- full
  • 27 (Fri)

OCTOBER 2013 (ตุลาคม 2556)

  • 4 (Fri) – new
  • 12 (Sat)
  • 19 (Sat)- full
  • 27 (Sun)

NOVEMBER 2013  (พฤศจิกายน 2556)

  • 2 (Sat) – new
  • 10 (Sun)
  • 17 (Sun)- full
  • 25 (Mon)

DECEMBER 2013 (ธันวาคม 2556)

  • 2 (Mon) – new
  • 10 (Tue)
  • 17 (Tue)- full
  • 25 (Wed)

The dates above are based on the Thai calendar. You may notice that the dates may differ slightly to the new and full moon days of the Chinese lunar calendar.

A day prior to the new/full moon observance day, the nuns will shave their hair. And on each observance day, the nuns and 8 preceptors would gather together for chanting. The schedule changes- sometimes Khun Mae may ask for then to chant together everyday- other times it is to chant on their own in kuti. But usually, on observance day, all will gather and chant together in the hall for both morning/evening chanting. Nearby villagers would also join in the evening chanting on observance days.

Still, Khun Mae has said, everyday is a good day for practice- it should be now, in the present instead of planning for the future, in which is not certain.

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