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Vesak (Buddha's Birthday)

This is the holiest of Buddhist holy days, celebrating the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death, or attaining of Nirvana. In Theravada Buddhist countries, all three anniversaries are marked on the full moon of Vaisakha. Activities are centered on the Buddhist temples, where people gather to listen to sermons by monks. In the evening, there are candlelit processions around the temples. Homes are also decorated with paper lanterns and oil lamps. Because it's considered important to practice kindness to all living things, it's traditional in some countries to free caged birds on this day. More...
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The Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya in India is illuminated to celebrate the birthday of Lord Buddha




ibtimes.co.uk/buddhas-birthday-buddhists-around-world-celebrate-vesak-1448373
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