There’s a good news for everyone who are planning a trip to Singapore or Indonesia! It’s time for the Vesak Festival and super festive times! This part of Southeast Asia is home to millions of Buddhists, and May-end marks the time for year’s biggest festival for every follower of Buddhism. It’s the Buddha’s birthday! Popularly known as the Vesak Day or Waisak Day which means a full moon day, this one is considered to be the most auspicious occasion by Buddhists.
This year Vesak Day falls on the 29th May. An international holiday recognized by the United Nations Organisation, Vesak Day is celebrated worldwide by the followers of Buddhism.
The most remarkable fact about the celebration is that it was on this very day that Lord Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and it was on the same Vesak Day that Buddha passed away when he was 80 years old. The day is celebrated with utmost glee and harmony with processions being carried out in different parts across China, Bhutan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Tibet and many other southeast Asian countries. Buddhism is one of the oldest religions in the world with millions of followers across the globe.
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Vesak day gets its name from one of the months in Hindu calendar…