Is There Agreement over the Year of the Buddha's Parinibbana?

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With regard to the year of the Buddha's Parinibbana, the Buddhists in Southeast Asia generally put it in the year 545BC, so in 1956 and 1957 many countries ceremoniously observed the 2,500th anniversary of the Buddha's Parinibbana. In China, however, there are different opinions about the year of the Buddha's passing away, the generally acknowledged year being 486 BC, 59 years later than the Theravadin calendar of Southeast Asia.

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