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In Buddhist context, rohatsu is a day traditionally honored as the day of the Buddha's enlightenment.

While deep in meditation under a bodhi tree, he attained enlightenment upon seeing the morning star just at dawn; celebrated on the 8th day either of December or of the 12th month of the lunar calendar.

Etymology:

  • Japanese: 臘八 (Rōhatsu, lit. 8th of December)

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