Vesak Festival, 2008

May 19th, 2008 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

It has been a while since I actively done something for Vesak. This time, I decided to make some Vesak Lanterns. It took me an entire day to complete 5 of them. I felt great at the end. Most importantly, my parents are happy to see them. It reminds me, how we (my family) celebrated Vesak in old days!

For curious minds, Vesak [1] [2] [3] is the most important of the Buddhist festivals and is celebrated on the full moon in May. It celebrates the Buddha’s birthday, day of Enlightenment and also marks his passing away.

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[1] http://www.buddhanet.net/vesak.htm

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesak

[3] http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/holydays/wesak.shtml

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