July 6 is the 14th Dalai Lama's birthday. This is the only Buddhist holiday that is celebrated according to the European calendar.
Buddhists revere His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as the earthly incarnation of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig), the Buddha of Compassion.
The Dalai Lama's birthday is celebrated by the Buddhists of Tibet and all followers of Tibetan Buddhism, who are united by the recognition of the Dalai Lama as their spiritual leader. On this day, prayers are read in temples for the longevity of the Dalai Lama, and they turn to him with the best wishes.