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When is Bodhi Day in 2017?

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Bodhi Day in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 5th January.

In the world of Buddhism, an important day of celebration is December 8th. This is the day that many Buddhists celebrate Bodhi Day, or the occasion when the Buddha attained enlightenment on this same day in 596 BC while sitting under the Bodhi tree.

The Buddha taught his followers to fit into the neighborhood in which they lived and not to make a spectacle of themselves. Buddhists commemorate this day by meditating, studying the Dharma, chanting sutras (Buddhist texts) and performing kind acts toward other beings. Some celebrate by a traditional meal of tea, cakes, and readings.

However, Bodhi Day in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 5th January. Due to the adaptable way of thinking, Buddhist culture and traditions are easily shared and enjoyed even by non-Buddhists.