Observance Days

Buddhist Observation Days

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.

Year 2021 ( 2564)

JANUARY 2021 (มกราคม 2563)

  • 6 (Wed)
  • 13 (Wed)- New Moon
  • 21 (Thu)
  • 28 (Thu)- Full Moon

FEBRUARY 2021 (กุมภาพันธ์ 2564)

  • 5 (Fri)
  • 11 (Thu)- New Moon
  • 19 (Fri)
  • 26 (Fri)– Full Moon Magha Puja Day

MARCH 2021 (มีนาคม 2564)

  • 6 (Sat)
  • 13 (Sat)- New Moon
  • 21 (Sun)
  • 28 (Sun)- Full Moon

APRIL 2021 (เมษายน 2564)

  • 5 (Mon)
  • 11 (Sun)- New Moon
  • 19 (Mon)
  • 26 (Mon)- Full Moon

MAY 2021 (พฤษภาคม 2564)

  • 4 (Tue)
  • 11 (Tue)- New Moon
  • 19 (Wed)
  • 26 (Wed)– Full Moon- WESAK DAY

JUNE 2021 (มิถุนายน 2564)

  • 3 (Thu)
  • 9 (Wed)- New Moon
  • 17 (Thu)
  • 24 (Thu)- Full Moon

JULY 2021 (กรกฎาคม 2564)

  • 2 (Fri)
  • 9 (Fri)- New Moon
  • 17 (Sat)
  • 24 (Sat)– Full Moon- Asalha Puja

AUGUST 2021 (สิงหาคม 2564)

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

SEPTEMBER 2021 (กันยายน 2564)

  • 6 (Mon)- New Moon
  • 14 (Tue)
  • 21 (Tue)- Full Moon
  • 29 (Wed)

OCTOBER 2021 (ตุลาคม 2564)

  • 6 (Wed)- New Moon
  • 14 (Thu)
  • 21 (Thu)- Full Moon
  • 29 (Fri)

NOVEMBER 2021  (พฤศจิกายน 2564)

  • 4 (Thu)- New Moon
  • 12 (Fri)
  • 19 (Fri)- Full Moon
  • 27 (Sat)

DECEMBER 2021 (ธันวาคม 2564)

  • 4 (Sat)- New Moon
  • 12 (Sun)
  • 19 (Sun)- Full Moon
  • 27 (Mon)

Note: The dates above are based on the Thai Buddhist calendar. Do note that the dates may fall on a different date of the new moon/full moon of the Chinese lunar calendar.