Buddha's First Sermon in Bhutan
Buddha's First Sermon in Bhutan is held on July 21. The day is celebrated according to the Buddhist Calendar, on the fourth day of the sixth month. This event in the third decade of the month July is annual. Help us
Also called The Homage to Buddhas First Sermon Festival, it is to commemorate Shakyamuni Buddha's first teaching and the first turning of the Wheel of Dharma and the teaching of the Four Noble Truths.
After reaching enlightenment, the Buddha began attracting followers—and founding a religion—by preaching. He delivered his first sermon at Sarnath, near the banks of the Ganges in Northeast India, in the 6th century BCE.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche in Bhutan on June 28 (is on the 10th day of the 5th lunar month);
Bhutan Independence Day on August 8 (from India, since 1949);
Thimphu Drubchen in Bhutan on September 21 (is precedes the popular three-day Thimphu Tshechu festival. The Drubchen showcases the sacred dances dedicated to the protecting deity of Bhutan);
Blessed Rainy Day in Bhutan on September 23 (a holiday marks the end of the monsoon season in the country. On this day, all natural water resources in the state are considered sanctified);
Thimphu Tshechu in Bhutan on September 24 (starts on the 10th day of the 8th lunar month. The three-day religious event plays an important role in the lives of Bhutanese people as it is an opportunity for the Buddhist followers to immerse and cleanse themselves of the bad Karma and to remind them of what to make of their lives);
Dashain on October 21 (is celebrated by the Buddhist, Hindus and Kirats of Nepal and the ethnic Nepali speaking Indian Gorkhas of Darjeeling hills, Sikkim, Dehradun, Kumaun & Gadwal and other North-Eastern states of India and among the Lhotshampa of Bhutan and the Burmese Gurkhas of Myanmar);
Coronation of the fifth Druk Gyalpo in Bhutan on November 1 (འཇིགས་མེད་གེ་སར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་དབང་ཕྱུག་ - King Jigme Khesar Namgyel's)