February

World Interfaith Harmony Week

1-7 February

World Interfaith Harmony Week

International

World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) was conceived to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence. WIHW was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010. In its resolution, the General Assembly pointed out that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace and established World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith. More information...

Lunar New Year / Spring Festival

12-22 February – date varies each year

Lunar New Year / Spring Festival

Chinese Chunjie; Vietnamese Tet Festival; Korean Solnal; Tibetan Losar; etc.

The Spring Festival marks a new year on the Lunar Calendar. It is celebrated in several Asian countries. Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist practitioners celebrate this festival.


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Magha Puja Day

27 (or 28 February)

Magha Puja Day

Buddhism

Also known as Sangha Day, this day celebrates the community of followers of the teachings of Buddha (Theravada tradition).


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