Buddhist Religious Observance Days for 2016 (2559)

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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 2016 (มกราคม 2559)

  • 2 (Sat)
  • 8 (Fri)- New Moon
  • 16 (Sat)
  • 23 (Sat)- Full Moon
  • 31 (Sun)

FEBRUARY 2016 (กุมภาพันธ์ 2559)

MARCH 2016 (มีนาคม 2559)

  • 1 (Tue)
  • 7 (Mon)- New Moon
  • 15 (Tue)
  • 22 (Tue)- Full Moon
  • 30 (Wed)

APRIL 2016 (เมษายน 2559)

  • 6 (Wed)- New Moon
  • 14 (Thu)
  • 21 (Thu)- Full Moon
  • 29 (Fri)

MAY 2016 (พฤษภาคม 2559)

JUNE 2016 (มิถุนายน2559)

  • 4 (Sat)- New Moon
  • 12 (Sun)
  • 19 (Sun)- Full Moon
  • 27 (Mon)

JULY 2016 (กรกฎาคม 2559)

AUGUST 2016 (สิงหาคม 2559)

  • 3 (Wed)- New Moon
  • 11 (Thu)
  • 18 (Thu)- Full Moon
  • 26 (Fri)

SEPTEMBER 2016 (กันยายน 2559)

  • 1 (Thu)- New Moon
  • 9 (Fri)
  • 16 (Fri)- Full Moon
  • 24 (Sat)

OCTOBER 2016 (ตุลาคม 2559)

  • 1 (Sat)- New Moon
  • 9 (Sun)
  • 16 (Sun)- Full Moon
  • 24 (Mon)
  • 30 (Sun)- New Moon

NOVEMBER 2016  (พฤศจิกายน 2559)

  • 7 (Mon)
  • 14 (Mon)- Full Moon
  • 22 (Tue)
  • 29 (Tue)- New Moon

DECEMBER 2016 (ธันวาคม 2559)

  • 7 (Wed)
  • 14 (Wed)- Full Moon
  • 22 (Thu)
  • 28 (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.

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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