The Buddhist Observation Days

The Observance Days are based on the traditional Buddhist calendar of new, full and quarter moons. During new and full moon days, or Uposatha Days, monks would gather to listen to the recitation of the Patimokkha rules. The weekly observance of the quarter moon is when lay devotees gather in the local monastery to observe the precept more strictly and listen to and speak about Dhamma. The basic, minimum standard is the 5 precepts for practicing lay Buddhists. However, on Observance days (or other special occasion) they may decide to train under the Eight Precepts, which brings them closer to how the monk or nun practices.

Note: The New Moon and Full Moon observation dates may differ from the Chinese lunar calendar.

Below are list of Buddhist observance day for year 2020 (Thai year 2563)

JANUARY 2020 (2563)

  • 2 (Thu)
  • 9 (Thu)- Full Moon
  • 17 (Fri)
  • 24 (Fri)- New Moon

FEBRUARY 2020 (2563)

  • 1 (Sat)
  • 8 (Sat)-  Magha Puja Day
  • 16 (Sun)
  • 22 (Sat)- New Moon

MARCH 2020 (2563)

  • 1 (Sun)
  • 8 (Sun)- Full Moon
  • 16 (Mon)
  • 23 (Mon)- New Moon
  • 31 (Tue)

APRIL 2020 (2563)

  • 7 (Tue)- Full Moon
  • 15 (Wed)
  • 21 (Tue)- New Moon
  • 29 (Wed)

MAY 2020 (2563)

  • 6 (Wed)- Full Moon- VESAK DAY (VISAKHA BUCHA)
  • 14 (Thu)
  • 21 (Thu)- New Moon
  • 29 (Fri)

JUNE 2020 (2563)

  • 5 (Fri)- Full Moon
  • 13 (Sat)
  • 20 (Sat)- New Moon
  • 28 (Sun)

JULY 2020 (2563)

  • 5 (Sun)- Full Moon-  Asalha Puja
  • 13 (Mon)
  • 20 (Mon) – New Moon
  • 28 (Tue)

AUGUST 2020 (2563)

  • 4 (Tue)- Full Moon
  • 12 (Wed)
  • 18 (Tue)- New Moon
  • 26 (Wed)

SEPTEMBER 2020 (2563)

  • 2 (Wed)- Full Moon
  • 10 (Thu)
  • 17 (Thu)- New Moon
  • 25 (Fri)

OCTOBER 2020 (2563)

  • 2 (Fri)- Full Moon
  • 10 (Sat)
  • 16 (Fri)- New Moon
  • 24 (Sat)
  • 31 (Sat)- Full Moon

NOVEMBER 2020  (2563)

  • 8 (Sun)
  • 15 (Sun)- New Moon
  • 23 (Mon)
  • 30 (Mon)- Full Moon

DECEMBER 2020 (2563)

  • 8 (Tue)
  • 14 (Mon)- New Moon
  • 22 (Tue)
  • 29 (Tue)- Full Moon