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Theravadin New Year
Start Date: 4/11/2017 All Day
End Date: 4/11/2017

Event Description:

In Theravadin Buddhist communities – primarily in Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Lao – the New Year is celebrated for three days from the first full moon day in April. Practitioners may bathe Buddha images and sprinkle water on monks and elders, or build sand mounds at monasteries or on river banks. In Buddhist tradition, each grain of sand is representative of a wrongdoing, and when the sand is washed away by the river or by other means, that bad deed is washed away, for a clean slate at the start of the year.

Contact Information:
Name: The Reverend Amy L. Fisher
Phone: 617-573-8325

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