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Tibetan Buddhist Calendar 2014

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January, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2140 | Buddha Era: 2557 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2070]
Name of Tibetan year: Water Snake Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days[1]] Meaning of the Abbreviations
01/01 9 18 10 30 Wed BA TN NN
01/02 9 19 11 1 Thu
01/03 9 20 11 2 Fri
01/04 9 21 11 3* Sat
01/05 9 22 11 5 Sun LD
01/06 9 23 11 6 Mon
01/07 9 24 11 7 Tue NN
01/08 9 25 11 8 Wed BM
01/09 9 26 11 9 Thu
01/10 9 27 11 10 Fri SN LD
01/11 9 28 11 11 Sat
01/12 9 29 11 12 Sun
01/13 9 30 11 13 Mon
01/14 10 1 11 14 Tue LT Anniversary of Sakya Pandita
01/15 10 2 11 15 Wed BS LD
01/16 10 3 11 16* Thu
01/17 10 4 11 16 Fri
01/18 10 5 11 17 Sat
01/19 10 6 11 18 Sun YK
01/20 10 7 11 19 Mon
01/21 10 8 11 20 Tue TN
01/22 10 9 11 21 Wed
01/23 10 10 11 22 Thu
01/24 10 11 11 23 Fri
01/25 10 12 11 24 Sat TN
01/26 10 13 11 25 Sun
01/27 10 14 11 26 Mon
01/28 10 15 11 27* Tue
01/29 10 16 11 29 Wed DP
01/30 10 17 11 30 Thu BA
01/31 10 18 12 1 Fri BD

February, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2140 | Buddha Era: 2557 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2070]
Name of Tibetan year: Water Snake Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days[1]\] Meaning of the Abbreviations
02/01 10 19 12 2 Sat
02/02 10 20 12 3 Sun
02/03 10 21 12 4 Mon
02/04 10 22 12 5 Tue
02/05 10 23 12 6 Wed
02/06 10 24 12 7 Thu
02/07 10 25 12 8 Fri BM LD
02/08 10 26 12 9 Sat
02/09 10 27 12 10 Sun LT
02/10 10 28 12 11 Mon
02/11 10 29 12 12 Tue
02/12 11 1 12 13 Wed BD, YK
02/13 11 2 12 14 Thu NN
02/14 11 3 12 15 Fri BS
02/15 11 4 12 16 Sat
02/16 11 5 12 17 Sun
02/17 11 6 12 18 Mon LD
02/18 11 7 12 19 Tue
02/19 11 8 12 20 Wed LD
02/20 11 9 12 21 Thu
02/21 11 10 12 22 Fri LD
02/22 11 11 12 23 Sat
02/23 11 12 12 24 Sun
02/24 11 13 12 25 Mon BD, SN
02/25 11 14 12 26 Tue
02/26 11 15 12 27 Wed
02/27 11 16 12 28 Thu LD
02/28 11 17 12 29 Fri DP

March, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2140 - 2041 | Buddha Era: 2557 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2070]
Name of Tibetan year: Water Snake Year - Wood Horse Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days[1]\] Meaning of the Abbreviations
03/01 11 18 12 30 Sat BA
03/02 11 19 1 1 Sun LD
03/03 11 20 1 2 Mon
03/04 11 21 1 3* Tue
03/05 11 22 1 5 Wed LD
03/06 11 23 1 6 Thu
03/07 11 24 1 7* Fri TN LD
03/08 11 25 1 7 Sat TN
03/09 11 26 1 8 Sun BM
03/10 11 27 1 9 Mon LD
03/11 11 28 1 10 Tue BD, YK LD
03/12 11 29 1 11 Wed LD
03/13 11 30 1 12 Thu LD
03/14 12 1 1 13 Fri LD
03/15 12 2 1 14 Sat LD Anniversary of Milarepa
03/16 12 3 1 15 Sun BS LD
03/17 12 4 1 16 Mon LD
03/18 12 5 1 17 Tue LD
03/19 12 6 1 18 Wed LD
03/20 12 7 1 19 Thu LD
03/21 12 8 1 20 Fri LD
03/22 12 9 1 21 Sat NN LD
03/23 12 10 1 22 Sun BD LD
03/24 12 11 1 23 Mon LD
03/25 12 12 1 24 Tue LD
03/26 12 13 1 25 Wed LD
03/27 12 14 1 26* Thu LD
03/28 12 15 1 28 Fri LD
03/29 12 16 1 29 Sat DP LD
03/30 12 17 1 30 Sun BA SN LD
03/31 12 18 2 1 Mon

April, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2041 | Buddha Era: 2557 - 2558 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2070 - 2071]
Name of Tibetan year: Wood Horse Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days[1]\] Meaning of the Abbreviations
04/01 12 19 2 2 Tue
04/02 12 20 2 3 Wed
04/03 12 21 2 4 Thu
04/04 12 22 2 5 Fri TN
04/05 12 23 2 6 Sat TN
04/06 12 24 2 7 Sun BD
04/07 12 25 2 8 Mon BM NN LT
04/08 12 26 2 9 Tue YK
04/09 12 27 2 10 Wed
04/10 12 28 2 11 Thu
04/11 12 29 2 12* Fri
04/12 12 30 2 12 Sat
04/13 12 31 2 13 Sun
04/14 1 1 2 14 Mon
04/15 1 2 2 15 Tue Chotrul Duchen (Day of Miracles) BS SN LT Vesak (Full Moon day of the actual month of Vaisakha)
04/16 1 3 2 16 Wed
04/17 1 4 2 17 Thu
04/18 1 5 2 18 Fri
04/19 1 6 2 19 Sat BD
04/20 1 7 2 20* Sun LD
04/21 1 8 2 22 Mon
04/22 1 9 2 23 Tue
04/23 1 10 2 24 Wed
04/24 1 11 2 25 Thu LD
04/25 1 12 2 26 Fri
04/26 1 13 2 27 Sat
04/27 1 14 2 28 Sun TN
04/28 1 15 2 29 Mon DP
04/29 1 16 2 30 Tue BA
04/30 1 17 3 1 Wed


May, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2041 | Buddha Era: 2558 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2071]
Name of Tibetan year: Wood Horse Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days[1]\] Meaning of the Abbreviations
05/01 1 18 3 2 Thu
05/02 1 19 3 3 Fri TN
05/03 1 20 3 4 Sat TN BD
05/04 1 21 3 5 Sun
05/05 1 22 3 6 Mon
05/06 1 23 3 7 Tue
05/07 1 24 3 8 Wed BM LD
05/08 1 25 3 9 Thu
05/09 1 26 3 10 Fri
05/10 1 27 3 11 Sat SN
05/11 1 28 3 12 Sun
05/12 1 29 3 13 Mon
05/13 1 30 3 14 Tue
05/14 2 1 3 15 Wed BS Vesak (First Full Moon of May) as formalized by W.F.B. in 1950
05/15 2 2 3 16 Thu NN, BD
05/16 2 3 3 17 Fri
05/17 2 4 3 18 Sat
05/18 2 5 3 19 Sun
05/19 2 6 3 20 Mon LT
05/20 2 7 3 21 Tue
05/21 2 8 3 22 Wed LT
05/22 2 9 3 23 Thu
05/23 2 10 3 24* Fri YK
05/24 2 11 3 26 Sat
05/25 2 12 3 27 Sun TN
05/26 2 13 3 28 Mon BD
05/27 2 14 3 29 Tue DP
05/28 2 15 3 30 Wed BA
05/29 2 16 4 1 Thu BD
05/30 2 17 4 2 Fri
05/31 2 18 4 3 Sat


June, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2041 | Buddha Era: 2558 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2071]
Name of Tibetan year: Wood Horse Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days[1]\] Meaning of the Abbreviations
06/01 2 19 4 4 Sun
06/02 2 20 4 5 Mon YK LT
06/03 2 21 4 6* Tue
06/04 2 22 4 6 Wed
06/05 2 23 4 7 Thu
06/06 2 24 4 8 Fri BM
06/07 2 25 4 9 Sat
06/08 2 26 4 10 Sun Anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava
06/09 2 27 4 11 Mon LD
06/10 2 28 4 12 Tue TN
06/11 2 29 4 13 Wed BD LD
06/12 2 30 4 14 Thu
06/13 2 31 4 15 Fri BS LD Vesak (Full Moon of Tibetan 4th month) as Tibetans follow
06/14 2 32 4 16 Sat
06/15 3 1 4 17* Sun
06/16 3 2 4 19 Mon
06/17 3 3 4 20 Tue LT
06/18 3 4 4 21 Wed
06/19 3 5 4 22 Thu
06/20 3 6 4 23 Fri
06/21 3 7 4 24 Sat
06/22 3 8 4 25 Sun BD, SN LT
06/23 3 9 4 26 Mon
06/24 3 10 4 27 Tue
06/25 3 11 4 28 Wed
06/26 3 12 4 29 Thu DP
06/27 3 13 4 30 Fri BA
06/28 3 14 5 1 Sat
06/29 3 15 5 2 Sun
06/30 3 16 5 3 Mon YK


July, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2041 | Buddha Era: 2558 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2071]
Name of Tibetan year: Wood Horse Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days[1]\] Meaning of the Abbreviations
07/01 3 17 5 4 Tue
07/02 3 18 5 5 Wed LD
07/03 3 19 5 6 Thu LD
07/04 3 20 5 7 Fri
07/05 3 21 5 8 Sat BM SN
07/06 3 22 5 9 Sun NN LT
07/07 3 23 5 10 Mon BD LD
07/08 3 24 5 11 Tue
07/09 3 25 5 12 Wed
07/10 3 26 5 13 Thu
07/11 3 27 5 14 Fri
07/12 3 28 5 15 Sat BS Dzamling], Trungram Day & Birthday of Rinpoche
07/13 3 29 5 16 Sun
07/14 3 30 5 17 Mon
07/15 3 31 5 18 Tue
07/16 4 1 5 19* Wed LT
07/17 4 2 5 21 Thu
07/18 4 3 5 22 Fri BD
07/19 4 4 5 23 Sat
07/20 4 5 5 24 Sun
07/21 4 6 5 25 Mon
07/22 4 7 5 26 Tue
07/23 4 8 5 27 Wed
07/24 4 9 5 28 Thu
07/25 4 10 5 29 Fri DP
07/26 4 11 5 30 Sat BA
07/27 4 12 6 1 Sun YK
07/28 4 13 6 2 Mon TN
07/29 4 14 6 3* Tue
07/30 4 15 6 3 Wed LD
07/31 4 16 6 4 Thu First Teaching of the Buddha


August, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2041 | Buddha Era: 2558 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2071]
Name of Tibetan year: Wood Horse Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days[1]\] Meaning of the Abbreviations
08/01 4 17 6 5 Fri
08/02 4 18 6 6 Sat LD
08/03 4 19 6 7 Sun BD
08/04 4 20 6 8 Mon BM
08/05 4 21 6 9 Tue LD
08/06 4 22 6 10 Wed
08/07 4 23 6 11 Thu
08/08 4 24 6 12* Fri
08/09 4 25 6 14 Sat
08/10 4 26 6 15 Sun Conception of the Buddha BS LT
08/11 4 27 6 16 Mon SN LD
08/12 4 28 6 17 Tue
08/13 4 29 6 18 Wed NN
08/14 4 30 6 19 Thu BD
08/15 4 31 6 20 Fri
08/16 5 1 6 21 Sat
08/17 5 2 6 22 Sun
08/18 5 3 6 23 Mon
08/19 5 4 6 24 Tue
08/20 5 5 6 25 Wed
08/21 5 6 6 26 Thu
08/22 5 7 6 27 Fri
08/23 5 8 6 28 Sat
08/24 5 9 6 29 Sun DP
08/25 5 10 6 30 Mon BA
08/26 5 11 7 1 Tue LT
08/27 5 12 7 2 Wed
08/28 5 13 7 3 Thu TN
08/29 5 14 7 4 Fri BD
08/30 5 15 7 5 Sat
08/31 5 16 7 6 Sun


September, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2041 | Buddha Era: 2558 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2071]
Name of Tibetan year: Wood Horse Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days[1]\] Meaning of the Abbreviations
09/01 5 17 7 7 Mon
09/02 5 18 7 8 Tue BM
09/03 5 19 7 9 Wed LD
09/04 5 20 7 10 Thu LD
09/05 5 21 7 11 Fri LT
09/06 5 22 7 12 Sat
09/07 5 23 7 13 Sun
09/08 5 24 7 14 Mon
09/09 5 25 7 15* Tue BS
09/10 5 26 7 17 Wed
09/11 5 27 7 18 Thu
09/12 5 28 7 19 Fri LD
09/13 5 29 7 20 Sat
09/14 5 30 7 21 Sun LT
09/15 5 31 7 22 Mon TN LT
09/16 6 1 7 23 Tue
09/17 6 2 7 24 Wed
09/18 6 3 7 25 Thu
09/19 6 4 7 26 Fri
09/20 6 5 7 27 Sat NN, YK
09/21 6 6 7 28 Sun BD
09/22 6 7 7 29* Mon TN
09/23 6 8 7 29 Tue DP TN
09/24 6 9 7 30 Wed BA SN
09/25 6 10 8 1 Thu TN BD
09/26 6 11 8 2 Fri
09/27 6 12 8 3 Sat
09/28 6 13 8 4 Sun
09/29 6 14 8 5 Mon
09/30 6 15 8 6 Tue


October, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2041 | Buddha Era: 2558 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2071]
Name of Tibetan year: Wood Horse Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days[1]\] Meaning of the Abbreviations
10/01 6 16 8 7 Wed SN LT
10/02 6 17 8 8* Thu BM LT
10/03 6 18 8 10 Fri NN LD
10/04 6 19 8 11 Sat
10/05 6 20 8 12 Sun
10/06 6 21 8 13 Mon BD
10/07 6 22 8 14 Tue
10/08 6 23 8 15 Wed BS
10/09 6 24 8 16 Thu
10/10 6 25 8 17 Fri
10/11 6 26 8 18 Sat LT
10/12 6 27 8 19 Sun LD
10/13 6 28 8 20 Mon Anniversary of Atisha
10/14 6 29 8 21 Tue
10/15 6 30 8 22 Wed
10/16 6 31 8 23 Thu
10/17 7 1 8 24 Fri
10/18 7 2 8 25 Sat BD, YK
10/19 7 3 8 26 Sun LD
10/20 7 4 8 27 Mon
10/21 7 5 8 28 Tue
10/22 7 6 8 29 Wed DP
10/23 7 7 8 30 Thu BA
10/24 7 8 9 1 Fri
10/25 7 9 9 2 Sat LD
10/26 7 10 9 3 Sun
10/27 7 11 9 4 Mon
10/28 7 12 9 5 Tue
10/29 7 13 9 6 Wed LD
10/30 7 14 9 7 Thu LT
10/31 7 15 9 8 Fri BM Anniversary of XVIth Karmapa


November, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2041 | Buddha Era: 2558 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2071]
Name of Tibetan year: Wood Horse Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days**]
11/01 7 16 9 9 Sat
11/02 7 17 9 10 Sun
11/03 7 18 9 11 Mon
11/04 7 19 9 12* Tue
11/05 7 20 9 14 Wed
11/06 7 21 9 15 Thu BS SN
11/07 7 22 9 16 Fri LD
11/08 7 23 9 17 Sat LD
11/09 7 24 9 18 Sun
11/10 7 25 9 19 Mon
11/11 7 26 9 20 Tue NN LD
11/12 7 27 9 21 Wed
11/13 7 28 9 22 Thu Buddha's Descent from the 33rd Heaven BD
11/14 7 29 9 23* Fri YK
11/15 7 30 9 23 Sat
11/16 8 1 9 24 Sun
11/17 8 2 9 25 Mon
11/18 8 3 9 26 Tue LD
11/19 8 4 9 27 Wed
11/20 8 5 9 28 Thu
11/21 8 6 9 29 Fri DP
11/22 8 7 9 30 Sat BA
11/23 8 8 10 1 Sun
11/24 8 9 10 2 Mon
11/25 8 10 10 3 Tue
11/26 8 11 10 4 Wed
11/27 8 12 10 5* Thu
11/28 8 13 10 7 Fri
11/29 8 14 10 8 Sat BM
11/30 8 15 10 9 Sun


December, 2014

[Tibetan Year: 2041 | Buddha Era: 2558 B.E. | Kalachakra Year: 2071]
Name of Tibetan year: Wood Horse Year of the 17th Rabjung Cycle

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Naga Days Special Days
Date Month Date Month Date Day [important monthly recurring days[1]\] Meaning of the Abbreviations
12/01 8 16 10 10 Mon
12/02 8 17 10 11 Tue
12/03 8 18 10 12 Wed
12/04 8 19 10 13 Thu
12/05 8 20 10 14 Fri
12/06 8 21 10 15 Sat BS
12/07 8 22 10 16 Sun
12/08 8 23 10 17 Mon
12/09 8 24 10 18 Tue
12/10 8 25 10 19 Wed BD
12/11 8 26 10 20 Thu
12/12 8 27 10 21 Fri YK
12/13 8 28 10 22 Sat
12/14 8 29 10 23 Sun
12/15 8 30 10 24 Mon
12/16 9 1 10 25 Tue Anniversary of Tsongkhapa
12/17 9 2 10 26 Wed
12/18 9 3 10 27 Thu
12/19 9 4 10 28 Fri
12/20 9 5 10 29 Sat DP
12/21 9 6 10 30 Sun BA NN
12/22 9 7 11 1 Mon
12/23 9 8 11 2 Tue
12/24 9 9 11 3 Wed
12/25 9 10 11 4 Thu BD
12/26 9 11 11 5 Fri LD
12/27 9 12 11 6 Sat
12/28 9 13 11 7 Sun NN
12/29 9 14 11 8 Mon BM
12/30 9 15 11 9 Tue
12/31 9 16 11 10 Wed LD


Meaning of the Abbreviations

Duchen - great anniversaries, special days of Buddha Shakyamuni, etc., good for accumulating merits.
Tsezang - good days for accumulating merits
Naga - Powerful long-lived serpent-like beings who inhabit in water, guard great treasure. Some great protectors of the Dharma are nagas such as Eight Major Nagas.
* - The following day is a missing or a double date according to Tibetan calendar.
BA - Amitabha Buddha Day
BD - Baden: unfavourable for putting up flags
BM - Medicine Buddha Day
BS - Shakyamuni Buddha Day
DP - Dharmapala Day
LD - Ludok: unfavourable for Naga Offering
LT - Luthep: favourable for Naga Offering
ME - Moon Eclipse: great day for accumulation of merit
NG - Ngenpa Guzom: unfavourable for new project, e.g. gathering, inauguration
NN - Nyinag: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
SE - Sun Eclipse: a greater day for accumulation of merit
SN - Shakngen: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
TN - Tashi Nyima: auspicious day in a general sense
YK - Yenkong: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
ZC - Zangpo Chuzom: auspicious day, good for gathering

Footnotes

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Important monthly recurring days: On these days the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied by 100 times. These days are (in the Tibetan calendar):

    8th Day - Medicine Buddha Day
    15th Day - Shakyamuni Buddha Day
    30th Day - Amitabha Buddha Day
    29th Day - Dharmapala Tshok Offering Day

Source

utbf.org