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How do people celebrate Buddha day?

A question for all fellow Buddhists out there, how do you celebrate Buddha day?


  1. So, im not a buddhist myself but i found some useful info that might help. Buddha Day is also known as Wesak.
    The festival is celebrated with much colour and gaiety. Homes may be cleaned and decorated. In Thailand, for example, special Wesak lanterns are made of paper and wood, and often there a large ceremonial releases of caged birds.
    In many countries during the festival, Buddhists will visit their local temple for services and teaching, and will give offerings to the monks of food, candles and flowers.
    Chanting and praying are an important part of Wesak. The ‘Bathing the Buddha’ ceremony is also often included. Water is poured over the shoulders of the Buddha and serves as a reminder to purify the mind from greed, hatred and ignorance.
    Chinese Buddhists incorporate elements of their country’s culture into their religious celebrations like the traditional dancing dragons.
    Gifts are taken to an altar to be offered to the Buddha statues. This shows respect and gratitude to the Buddha for his life and teachings.
    If there is food it is usually vegetarian as Buddhists try not to harm animals.


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