Buddhist New Year
There are many festivals, events and occasions celebrated by the Buddhist people all around the world. Buddhist new year is celebrated in Tibet and Thailand with great joy and enthusiasm. New year is celebrated all over the world irrespective of the caste, community and ethnicity. New year is celebrated on different days in different countries. Similarly, Buddhist new year is also celebrated on different day. The celebration takes place for three days from the first full moon day in April.
In theravadin countries, Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Loa, new yea is celebrated with great zeal and zest. Buddhism religion is eminently and largely followed by a major part of population in many countries but in some countries it is an existing religion due to which the Buddhist celebrations are made in huge extends. All the countries where Buddhist population is comparatively more hold different values and principles of Buddhism but especially on new years, people unite and celebrate the Buddhist new year together by organizing a private home party.
Various traditional ceremonies and traditions are practiced by Buddhist people. Whether it is a social gathering or a private party at home, people in Buddhist countries make a visit to temples and monasteries, bath Buddha statues, offer their prayers and worship to Lord Buddha and call to get blessings for a peaceful and prosperous year ahead.
Buddhist holidays are joyful occasions which are the combinations of traditions and fun both. Various traditional foods are prepared on the Buddhist new year in the Buddhist families. Having already said that the Buddhist new year is celebrated for three days from the first full moon day in April but in Mahayana countries, the new year usually starts on the first full moon day in January whereas the Tibetan Buddhists celebrate it is the month of march.
Buddhist New Years Eve
Buddhist new year symbolize grace, prosperity and peace. The combination of both traditions and fun is described best when it comes to Buddhist new years. Te vast population of Thailand, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Loa and Burma celebrate Buddhist new year with great excitement and vigor. People clean their houses and make beautiful arrangements for special new year dinner including all the traditional dishes prepared with love. Buddhist people visit Buddhist temples and monasteries to pay their worship and offer prayers to the lord Buddha in order to seek his blessings for a better future and year ahead. After a traditional breakfast on new years, people are blessed by the monks and devote the gained merits to their ancestors.