Buddhist Observance Dates (Uposatha days) for 2023/ 2024 (Thai year 2566/ 2567)

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Introduction on Buddhist Observation Days

The Observance Days are based on the traditional Buddhist calendar of new, full and quarter moons. During new and full moon days, or Uposatha Days, monks would gather to listen to the recitation of the Patimokkha rules. The weekly observance of the quarter moon is when lay devotees gather in the local monastery to observe the precept more strictly and listen to and speak about Dhamma. The basic, minimum standard is the 5 precepts for practicing lay Buddhists. However on Observance days (or other special occasion) they may decide to train under the Eight Precepts, which brings them closer to how the monk or nun practices.

Note: The New Moon and Full Moon observation dates may differ from the Chinese lunar days.

YEAR 2024 (THAI YEAR 2567) 

The rest of the months for 2023 have been archived.

 Note: The dates below are completed in Sept 2023. Usually by November 2023, I will check again with a published calendar to do my best to ensure there are no errors. 

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Alternatively you may view a screenshot of a typical Thai calendar by months (with Chinese lunar dates)

JANUARY 2024 (มกราคม 2567)

  • 4 (Thu)
  • 10 (Wed) (new moon)
  • 18 (Thu)
  • 25 (Thu) (full moon)

FEBRUARY 2024 (กุมภาพันธ์ 2567)

  • 2 (Fri)
  • 9 (Fri) (new moon)*
  • 17 (Sat)
  • 24 (Sat) Full Moon- Magha Puja Day

*Note: In Chinese lunar calendar, the new moon ie first day of Chinese New Year falls on 10 February 2024.

MARCH 2024 (มีนาคม 2567)

  • 3  (Sun)
  • 9 (Sat) (new moon)
  • 17 (Sun)
  • 24 (Sun) (full moon)

APRIL 2024 (เมษายน 2567)

  • 1 (Mon)
  • 8 (Mon) (new moon)
  • 16 (Tue)
  • 23 (Tue) (full moon)

MAY 2024 (พฤษภาคม 2567)

 

JUNE 2024 (มิถุนายน 2567)

  • 6 (Thu) (new moon)
  • 14 (Fri)
  • 21 (Fri) (full moon)
  • 29 (Sat)

JULY 2024 (กรกฎาคม 2567)

  • 5 (Fri) (new moon)
  • 13 (Sat)
  • 20 (Sat) Full Moon- Asalha Puja
  • 28 (Sun)

AUGUST 2024 (สิงหาคม 2567)

  • 4 (Sun) (new moon)
  • 12 (Mon)
  • 19 (Mon) (full moon)
  • 27 (Tue)

SEPTEMBER 2024 (กันยายน 2567)

  • 2 (Mon) (new moon)
  • 10 (Tue)
  • 17 (Tue) (full moon)
  • 25 (Wed)

OCTOBER 2024 (ตุลาคม 2567)

  • 2 (Wed) (new moon)
  • 10 (Thu)
  • 17 (Thu) (full moon)
  • 25 (Fri)
  • 31 (Thu) (new moon)

NOVEMBER 2024  (พฤศจิกายน 2567)

  • 8 (Fri)
  • 15 (Fri) (full moon)
  • 23 (Sat)
  • 30 (Sat) (new moon)

DECEMBER 2024 (ธันวาคม 2567)

  • 8 (Sun)
  • 15 (Sun) (full moon)
  • 23 (Mon)
  • 29 (Sun) (new moon)

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2 thoughts on “Buddhist Observance Dates (Uposatha days) for 2023/ 2024 (Thai year 2566/ 2567)”

  1. Can i have buddhist observance days ( Uposatha ) for India there are so many buddhist in india but unfortunately i can’t find uposatha dsys list of india if you can provide online it would be great dhamma dana ( dhamma dana sabba dana jinnati ) bhavatu sabba mangalam sadhu sadhu sadhu 🙏🙏🙏

    1. Hi Vinod,
      Thank you for your comment. To my knowledge, Theravadian Buddhists from Malaysia and Singapore are also following the same observation days as listed above. Unfortunately I cannot confirm if the observation days are same as in India as I do not have the source (In Thailand, I have access to the physical calendar, as well as confirmation from my Malaysian and Singaporean friends).

      For Mahayana Buddhists, they would observe based on the Chinese lunar calendar where the full moon and new moon dates may differ.

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