10 Images Of Buddha's Birthday Celebrations Around the World

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10 Images Of Buddha's Birthday Celebrations Around the World
Across the world thousands of lanterns are being lit, city streets are being cleared, and stages are being set for the celebration of Buddha’s birthday. Vesak festivities in honor of the Prince Siddhartha Guatama’s birth occur on the full moon of various lunisolar calendars, meaning that the exact date of each holiday will vary depending on what calendar is used. But the celebrations, also known as Vesak, take place all over the world.

Tomorrow, May 14th, South Korea will begin its festivities, followed by Thailand, China, and Nepal on May 20th, and then India, Singapore, and Sri Lanka on the 21st. It’s a day to honor the Buddha’s birth and enlightenment, and the celebrations are absolutely beautiful. Click through the slideshow to see amazing photos of Vesak celebrations throughout the world.
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