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24/05/2021

“Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon in May, Is the Most Sacred Day to Millions of Buddhists around the World

Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha.

Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. PHOTO:UN/Pengfei Mi
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24 May 2021 (United Nations)* — “Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born.
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It was also on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha attained enlightenment, and it was on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha in his eightieth year passed away.
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