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Kathina | Buddhism

On October 17, 2024

buddhism kathina

Holy Day: Kathina
Date: Thursday 17 October 2024
Religion: Buddhism

Description: Kathina is a Theravadan Buddhist festival which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat. It is a time of giving where the laity express gratitude to the monks and nuns by offering them new robes and other necessities. Also, a time for Buddhists to give money to the poor or needy, called giving alms.

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