When is Parinirvana Day 2024?

Parinirvana Day 2024 started on Thursday 15th Feb, 2024 (15/02/2024) 123 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 2030

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When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Parinirvana Day 2030FridayFeb 15th in 2068 days
Parinirvana Day 2029ThursdayFeb 15th in 1703 days
Parinirvana Day 2028TuesdayFeb 15th in 1337 days
Parinirvana Day 2027MondayFeb 15th in 972 days
Parinirvana Day 2026SundayFeb 15th in 607 days
Parinirvana Day 2025SaturdayFeb 15th in 242 days
Parinirvana Day 2024ThursdayFeb 15th 123 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2023WednesdayFeb 15th 488 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2022TuesdayFeb 15th 853 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2021MondayFeb 15th 1218 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2020SaturdayFeb 15th 1584 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2019FridayFeb 15th 1949 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2018ThursdayFeb 15th 2314 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2017WednesdayFeb 15th 2679 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2016MondayFeb 15th 3045 days ago
Parinirvana Day 2015SundayFeb 15th 3410 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateFeb 15, 2024
When? Ended 123 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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