Wesak (Buddha Day) -- First Full Moon in May


Subject:
Faiths , Buddhism

Description:
"Wesak or Vesak, also known as Buddha Day, celebrates the Buddha's birthday, enlightenment and death. It is the most important day in the Buddhist calendar. In Japanese Buddhism, 8th April marks the birth of the Buddha, 8th December his enlightenment and 15th February his death." Discusses Wesak traditions and activities, Buddhist beliefs, suggested classroom activities, and links to related sites. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) site with learning resources for home and school.

Publisher:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/religion/buddhism/buddha_day.shtml


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