When is Parinirvana Day 2021?

Parinirvana Day 2021 started on Monday 15th Feb, 2021 (15/02/2021) 164 days ago

What is Parinirvana Day?

Parinirvana Day

The Parinirvana is a celebratory Mahayana Buddhist holiday which falls on the 15th of February. However, some people have a proclivity towards observing it on the 8th of February instead. It commemorates the transcendence of Buddha outside his physical body on the day he deceased; attaining complete Nirvana – the ultimate goal of Buddhism. Albeit it is usually commemorated in East Asia, some Buddhist groups due west also engage in celebratory festivities.

The day is typically observed by reciting excerpts from the Nirvana Sutra recounting the final days of Buddha’s life. On that day, people often have the propensity of engaging in meditation, or visiting Buddhist temples and monasteries. Furthermore, that day is considered by many as a day of reflection – contemplating the life, future, and death of one’s own self, as well as of loved ones.

Dates for Parinirvana Day from 2015 to 2024

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When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Parinirvana Day 2024ThursdayFeb 15th in 930 days
Parinirvana Day 2023WednesdayFeb 15th in 565 days
Parinirvana Day 2022TuesdayFeb 15th in 200 days
Parinirvana Day 2021MondayFeb 15th 164 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2020SaturdayFeb 15th 530 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2019FridayFeb 15th 895 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2018ThursdayFeb 15th 1260 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2017WednesdayFeb 15th 1625 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2016MondayFeb 15th 1991 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2015SundayFeb 15th 2356 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateFeb 15, 2021
When? Ended 164 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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