Hello everyone,

I once asked “Does Buddhism have holidays?” on a large non-denominational Buddhist forum and could get no consistent replies (I got the impression that it depends on the tradition followed along with the country of origin etc.).

And so, I thought that now would be a good time to revisit this question, now that I have been with Soto Zen a little while. Does Soto Zen, or even Zen in general have holidays or special days of the year for remembrance or celebration?

Perhaps ultimately everyday is a holiday! But I’m referring more to the conventional sense.

Thanks all,