When is Mahayana New Year 2021?

Mahayana New Year 2021 is on Thursday 28th Jan, 2021 (28/01/2021) in 494 days

What is Mahayana New Year?

Mahayana New Year

The first full moon in January marks the beginning of the new year in the countries which conform to the Mahayana Buddhism beliefs. Nonetheless, the Buddhist New Year falls on a different day depending on the ethnicity and country. For instance, Chinese, Koreans, and Vietnamese hold their celebrations in correspondence with the lunar calendar – either late January or early February. Whereas Tibetans customarily celebrate roughly one month later.

Dates for Mahayana New Year from 2015 to 2022

The next occurrence of Mahayana New Year is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Mahayana New Year 2022TuesdayJan 18th in 849 days
Mahayana New Year 2021ThursdayJan 28th in 494 days
Mahayana New Year 2020FridayJan 10th in 110 days
Mahayana New Year 2019MondayJan 21st 243 days ago
Mahayana New Year 2018TuesdayJan 2nd 627 days ago
Mahayana New Year 2017ThursdayJan 12th 982 days ago
Mahayana New Year 2016SundayJan 24th 1336 days ago
Mahayana New Year 2015MondayJan 5th 1720 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateJan 28, 2021
When? Starts in 494 days
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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