With Thanksgiving having passed by recently, Americans are all gearing up for Xmas. Buddhism is a religion that doesn’t necessarily have any strict holidays, instead Buddhism blends into local cultures. There are some general holidays in Buddhism such as:
* The Buddha’s Birthday, typically in spring (called Hanamatsuri in Japanese).
* Bodhi Day, or Enlightenment Day, happens in early December and celebrates the awakening of the Buddha.
Beyond this though, most holidays are specific to sects, cultures, etc. So, being an American, who did from a Christian background as a kid, I have to wonder what I will do for Christmas.