Buddhist Religious Observance Days for 2015 (2558) (Archive)

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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 2015 (Thai year 2558)

JANUARY 2015 (มกราคม 2558)

  • 4 (Sun)- Full moon
  • 12 (Mon)
  • 19 (Mon)- New moon
  • 27 (Tue)

FEBRUARY 2015 (กุมภาพันธ์ 2558)

  • 3 (Tue)- Full Moon
  • 11 (Wed)
  • 17 (Tue)- New Moon
  • 25 (Wed)

MARCH 2015 (มีนาคม 2558)

APRIL 2015 (เมษายน 2558)

  • 3 (Fri)-  Full Moon
  • 11 (Sat)
  • 17 (Fri)- New Moon
  • 25 (Sat)

MAY 2015 (พฤษภาคม 2558)

  • 2 (Sat)- Full Moon
  • 10 (Sun)
  • 17 (Sun)- New Moon
  • 25 (Mon)

JUNE 2015 (มิถุนายน2558)

JULY 2015 (กรกฎาคม 2558)

AUGUST 2015 (สิงหาคม 2558)

  • 7 (Fri)
  • 14 (Fri) -New Moon
  • 22 (Sat)
  • 29 (Sat) – Full Moon

SEPTEMBER 2015 (กันยายน 2558)

  • 6 (Sun)
  • 12 (Sat) – New Moon
  • 20 (Sun)
  • 27 (Sun) – Full Moon

OCTOBER 2015 (ตุลาคม 2558)

  • 5 (Mon)
  • 12 (Mon) – New Moon
  • 20 (Tue)
  • 27 (Tue) – Full Moon

NOVEMBER 2015  (พฤศจิกายน 2558)

  • 4 (Wed)
  • 10 (Tue) – New Moon
  • 18 (Wed)
  • 25 (Wed)- Full Moon

DECEMBER 2015 (ธันวาคม 2558)

  • 3 (Thu)
  • 10 (Thu)- New Moon
  • 18 (Fri)
  • 25 (Fri)- Full Moon

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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