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Poya-Uposatha-Observance Day Calendar for 2019:

Month

 January 

 February  

 March

 April 

 May

 June  

 July 

August 

 September 

 October 

 November 

 December 

Full moon

20

19

20

19

18

16

16

14

13

13

12

11

New moon

6

4 6 5 4 3 2 1 14 13 12 12

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


Full Moon Poya Days: Uposatha 8 Rule Observance!
January 20 Duruthu: Buddha first visit to Ceylon at Mahiyangana Stupa, which contains hair & collarbone relics.
February 19 Navam: At this day Buddha ordains Sāriputta and MahāMoggallāna and later decides his Parinibbāna.
March 20 Madin: Buddha visits parents home after Enlightenment, and ordains his son Rāhula, & half brother Nanda.

April 19 Bak: Buddha's second visit to Ceylon, at Nagadipa close to Jaffna in the 5th year after his Enlightenment.
May 18 Vesak: This Sacred Day celebrates the birth, Enlightenment, and passing away of the Blessed Buddha Gotama.

June 16 Poson: Emperor Asoka's son, the Arahat Mahinda, introduces Buddhism to Ceylon in the 3rd century B.C.
July 16 Esala: Buddha preaches 1st Sermon: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta & performs the famous Twin Miracle.
August 14 Nikini: Bhikkhus who did not enter the yearly rains retreat (Vassa) at Esala Poya, are allowed to enter now.
September 13 Binara: Start of Bhikkhuni Sangha by the ordination of Queen Mahāpajāpatī; the Buddha's foster-mother.
October 13 Vap: Marks the end of the Bhikkhu's three months rains retreat and begins Kathina month of giving robes.
November 12 Il: Celebrates the Buddha Gotama's explanation of the next Buddha Metteyya & Breathing Meditation.
December 11 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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