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Wesak

(wɛsʌk)
n
(Buddhism) Buddhism a festival in May celebrating the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha
[Sinhalese]
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He also conveyed the request of the Sri Lankan Government for providing the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha which would be showcased during Vesak Festival in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is in the habit of granting such pardons in respect of events of national significance such as the New Year, the National Independence Day and the Buddhist festival Vesak.
Vesak provides the best example where reverence and compassion for all forms of life is stressed and consequently on Vesak day an age-old custom is legally enforced - closure of slaughter houses and ban on sale of meat.
Modi congratulated Marapana on assuming his new responsibility as foreign minister and referred to his fruitful visit to that country in May this year for the International Vesak Day, according to a PMO statement.
Being custodian of the buddhist heritage, the Pakistani government is equally participating and celebrating Vesak festival.
There will be a reshuffle soon,"Senaratne said without giving any reason for the reshuffle which was speculated to be done before the Vesak Day celebrations.
Dhammakaya Meditation Centre in what was St Andrew's Church in Hebburn is staging the special occasion on Vesak Day on May 10 between 2pm and 8.
ANTALYA (CyHAN)- Vesak Day Celebrated in Expo 2016, that is accepted the birthday of founder of Buddhism, Lord Buddha.
Christmas is a celebration for Christians, just like Eid Al Adha or Eid Al Fitr is to Muslims and Hanukah is for the Jews, or vesak for Buddhists.
The occasion was Vesak, known colloquially as Buddha Day, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha, explained Uduwe Dhammaloka, the presiding monk.
Buddha's birthday, or Vesak Day (or Wesak), is celebrated on various dates in spring throughout the world, and each Buddhist culture has its own traditions for the day.
Today I'm going to write about Vesak (also spelled Wesak), which is observed as a holiday throughout Asia.