When is Parinirvana Day 2024?

Parinirvana Day 2024 is on Thursday 15th Feb, 2024 (15/02/2024) in 969 days

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 969 days
Parinirvana Day 2023WednesdayFeb 15th in 604 days
Parinirvana Day 2022TuesdayFeb 15th in 239 days
Parinirvana Day 2021MondayFeb 15th 125 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2020SaturdayFeb 15th 491 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2019FridayFeb 15th 856 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2018ThursdayFeb 15th 1221 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2017WednesdayFeb 15th 1586 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2016MondayFeb 15th 1952 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2015SundayFeb 15th 2317 days ago
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Start DateFeb 15, 2024
When? Starts in 969 days
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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