Sacred Time: Religious Observances Around the World
Mahayana Buddhist New Year
The Mahayana Buddhist New Year begins Jan. 27 and is a three day celebration observed with ceremonies reliving age-old traditions. For Buddhists, this is a time of cleansing from sins of the past year and making a fresh start, pledging to follow in the footsteps of Buddha. The Buddhist New Year is celebrated on different days throughout the world.