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Magha Puja Day • Buddhism

February 24

Pronounced “mag-ha pooja” 

Magha Puja Day refers to the worship that takes place on the full moon day of the third lunar month (about the last week of February or early March). The celebration is held to commemorate the day on which Lord Buddha gave “Ovadha Patimokkha” (the Fundamental Teaching) to the assembly of Buddhist monks. Celebrated in South and South East Asia in different cultural ways. 

Common greetings: No specific greetings but one can wish people a happy day. 

Religious and cultural days

Student Life has compiled a list of significant religious and cultural days.

Explore the list to learn more about the holidays of different faith and ethnic groups, when they are celebrated and how to greet or acknowledge those who observe.

For students: Accommodations for Religious Observances 

Visit the Office of the Vice Provost Students website and learn more about Religious Accommodations.  It is the policy of the University of Toronto to work with students who observe religious days other than those already accommodated by current scheduling and statutory holidays. Familiarize yourself with the Policy on Scheduling of Classes and Examinations and Other Accommodations for Religious Observances.

Do you have questions or need help?

Contact the FIFSW Director of EDI, Shahana Arain or visit The Office of the Vice Provost, Students.


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