Mahayana New Year

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    Saturday, January 7, 2023

    The most commonly celebrated date for Mahaya New Year is January 7 this year. However, the Mahayana New Year dates differ for each country based on their customs and traditions. While some Mahayana Buddhists observe the celebration on January 1 alongside the Gregorian New Year, others wait for the full moon of January.

    “The Buddhist New Year is also a time for internalizing and self-reflection. Lessons from past mistakes are learned, and the goal is to become a better version of yourself. Good luck is also enhanced by cleaning and decorating homes and by buying gifts for others. The celebration is not a dull one, with grand feasts hosted and fireworks at midnight” — National Today


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    Making offerings of any kind in the New Year are important.


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