Budhha Purnima in 2022 is on the Thursday, 07th of May (07/05/2022).
Buddha Purnima is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Gautama Buddha who was the founder of Buddhism (religion). It falls on the full moon day of Vaisakh (April or May) according to the Hindu calendar. This day not only marks the birth day of Buddha but it is also the day when he achieved enlightenment & salvation (nirvana).
Gautama Buddha was born in 623 BC in Lumbini located in the in the western Terai plains of Nepal. At the age of 16, he married to Yasodhara and they also has a son named Rahul.This day is also known as Buddha Jayanti, Vaishakh Purnima, Saga Dawa and Vesak. It is celebrated with great joy in most of East Asia. There are more than 300 million Buddhists worldwide.
Buddhism is a world religion, which arose in and around the ancient Kingdom of Magadha (now in Bihar, India). Buddhism is a religion and philosophy which was founded in India in 525 BC by Siddhartha Gautama, later called "Buddha". It is believed that in the 3rd century BC, the Indian emperor Asoka greatly strengthened Buddhism by his support and sent Buddhist missionaries to many other countries. The work of the great translators Kumarajiva and Hsuan-tsang also helped in better understanding of Buddhist principles. Buddhism was adopted majorly in Sri Lanka, South East Asia, Indonesia, China, Mongolia, Korea, Tibet and Japan. However, it seems to be disappeared from its country of origin, India.
Buddha Jayanti is a very important day for Hindus as well as Buddhists in Nepal. On this day, people celebrate the life of Buddha from his birth, enlightenment and till his nirvana (death). The Buddhists devotees also visit temples, recite verses and spend almost whole day in temples. In some Buddhist temples, you may find a small idol of infant Buddha put in a basin full of water and decorated with flowers. The devotees pour water on this idol. In Indonesia, Buddhists devotees light and then release lanterns into the air during their visit to the Borobudur temple.
|Wednesday||January 26 2022||Republic Day|
|Tuesday||March 01 2022||Maha Shivaratri|
|Friday||March 18 2022||Holi|
|Thursday||April 14 2022||Mahavir Jayanti|
|Friday||April 15 2022||Good Friday|
|Tuesday||May 03 2022||Eid-ul-fitar|
|Monday||May 16 2022||Buddha Purnima|
|Sunday||July 10 2022||Eid-ul-adha|
|Monday||August 08 2022||Muharram|
|Monday||August 15 2022||Independence Day|
|Friday||August 19 2022||Janmashtami|
|Sunday||October 02 2022||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Wednesday||October 05 2022||Dussehra|
|Sunday||October 09 2022||Id-e-milad|
|Monday||October 24 2022||Diwali|
|Tuesday||November 08 2022||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|Sunday||December 25 2022||Christmas|