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ese are the holy days that Chinese Buddhists celebrate by vis-
iting temples to make offerings of prayers, incense, fruits, flow-
ers and donations. On such days they observe the moral precepts
very strictly as well as a full day's vegetarian diet, a practice
original y from China.
e dates given are based on the Chinese Lunar system so that
1.1 means the `First day of the First lunar moon' and so on.
DATES FESTIVALS
8.12 -- Buddha Sakyamuni's Enlightenment Day.
30.12 -- Avatamsaka Bodhisat va's Birthday.
1.1 -- Maitreya Buddha's Birthday.
9.1 -- Sakra Devaraja's Birthday
8.2 -- Sakyamuni's Renunciation Day
15.2 -- Sakyamuni Buddha's Mahapari-Nirvana Day
19.2 -- Birthday of Kuan Shih Yin P'usa.
21.2 -- Birthday of Pu Hsien P'usa
16.3 -- Birthday of Cundi P'usa


23.3 -- Birthday of Marichi Devata
4.4 -- Birthday of Wen-shu P'usa
8.4 -- Birthday of Buddha Sakyamuni
15.4 -- Wesak Day
28.4 -- Birthday of Yao-Wang P'usa (Bhaisajyaraja
Bodhisat va)
3.6 -- Birthday of Wei-to
10.6 -- Birthday of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava)
19.6 -- Enlightenment Day of Kuan Shih Yin P'usa
13.7 -- Birthday of Ta-Shih-Chi P'usa
15.7 -- Yu-lan-pen (Ul ambana) Ceremony, for feeding
hungry ghosts.
30.7 -- Birthday of Ti-tsang P'usa
22.8 -- Birthday of the ancient Buddha Jan-teng
(Dipankara Buddha)
19.9 -- Kuan Shih Yin P'usa's Renunciation Day, the
day that marks her entering into the nunnery.
30.9 -- Birthday of Yao-shi Fwo (Bhaisajyaguru
Buddha)
5.10 -- Anniversary of the death of Ta-mo
(Bodhidharma)
17.11 -- Birthday of O-mi-to Fwo (Amitabha Buddha)

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