Calendar of Buddhist Events in Queensland
Please note that some of these dates refer to foreign country observances, however, due to the multicultural diversity we share in Queensland, people from those countries may choose to continue to celebrate those festivities, here in their adopted country of Australia.
Please also note that the Buddhist calendar is predominantly based on the lunar cycle and therefore certain dates will change from year to year. Sometimes, too, by convention, a fixed day may also be identified to commemorate that event. The dates below, are mainly those of the first full moon in each month, and generally coincide with an important Buddhist date (though at times the event may be tied to a new moon instead).
Also, certain events in Buddhism are celebrated at different times in different countries or traditions – much like some public holidays in Australia vary from state to state.
We hope this calendar will be useful in determining the important dates within Buddhism that may be celebrated in Queensland.