Wesak


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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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Like all politicians, the two however gaily tripped along to temple on Wesak day 2017.
He informed the gathering that on the special instructions of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan sent the most sacred Gandhara Relics of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka for a month long exposition as a token of friendship from the people of Pakistan for the Sri Lankan people on the occasion of Wesak Festival.
COLOMBO -- The first-ever Wesak Festival organized by the Government of Pakistan was successfully concluded with the return of delegation to Colombo last evening.
A partir de entonces, como habia sido antes de 1975, hubo celebraciones anuales de Wesak en la stupa y frente a la estacion, con la participacion de los monjes de mas alto rango en Camboya.
For the Buddhists, their religious festival is called Wesak Day fixed on every 1st May every year.
According to Chronicle, Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment on the full moon night of Wesak (Mid May) in 588BC under a Bodhi tree in India.
uk The college promotes a variety of events throughout the calendar year which includes different activities consisting of displays and promotional events in order to celebrate a variety of religious festivals such as Eid-ul-fitr and (Muslim), Divali (Hindu), Hanukah and Passover (Jewish), Chinese New Year and the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, Baisakhi (Sikh), Wesak (Buddhist) and Christmas (Christian).
Colorful festivities take place year round but Wesak is the most important festival for Sri Lankans.
Several holy days are recognized as official holidays, including Hari Raya Puasa (Muslim), Hari Raya Qurban (Muslim), the Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Muslim), Wesak Day (Buddhist), Deepavali (Hindu), Christmas (Christian), and, in East Malaysia, Good Friday (Christian).
Wesak Celebrations were held at the Sri Lankan Ketumati Buddhist Vihara, Oldham England on 14th May 2006.
Each spring, Buddhists throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Vesakha, or Wesak.
Wesak marks the moment when a prince called Siddhartha Gotama sat beneath a bodhi tree 2,500 years ago and saw the 'ways things are'.