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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 visited Sri Lanka again in May 2017 as Chief Guest at the International Vesak Day celebrations.
This was stated by Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources, Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari while addressing the participants of Vesak Festival at Taxila on Monday.
Rawalpindi -- Pakistan is blessed with sacred assets of major religions of the world and by promoting and facilitating religious tourism; foreign tourist influx could be increased in the country, Special Advisor to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari said while addressing participants of Vesak Festival at Taxila on Monday.
TAXILA -- Vesak Day, a Buddhist religious occasion that marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of Buddha, was celebrated at the Dharmarajika Stupa near Taxila on Monday.
Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thera, as it was not in the card of those prisoners who were released day before yesterday by the President in view of the Vesak Poya Day (18).
Summary: Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 18 (ANI): As Sri Lanka recovers from the deadliest terror attack in a decade and episodes of communal violence that followed, President Maithripala Sirisena, while conveying his greetings for Vesak or Buddha Poornima, urged the nation to "recollect the teachings of Buddha" and build a "society with boundless peace".
According to the statement, the two leaders reviewed the progress in implementation of various decisions taken during high-level exchanges in the recent past, including the visit of Wickremesinghe in April and November 2017, Modi's visit to Sri Lanka in May 2017 during the International Vesak Day Celebrations and the visit of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena for the International Solar Alliance Founding Conference here in March 2018.
The exhibition has opened in time for the Buddhist Festival of Vesak which commemorates the birthday of the Buddha.
It is the day of Full Moon in the month of Baisakh (Vesak) that is considered to be the birthday of Buddha and the day is celebrated across the world particularly in Nepal, said the ambassador.
COLOMBO:In order to present the richest Buddhist historical legacy to the Sri Lankan people, Pakistan has sent the most sacred relics of the Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka on Sunday for exposition in connection with the Annual Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival.Sri Lankan Minister for Buddha Sasana, Gamini Jayawickrema Perera along with Parliamentarians, High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr.
The road will be closed due to the Perahera which will parade the streets in connection with the Vesak Festival organized by the Kaduwela Mahamevnawa Monastery.