Vesak Day: Happy Birthday Buddha!

With less than two weeks of school left, we also have a long weekend this week, all thanks to Vesak Day this Monday. Vesak Day is a holiday that celebrates Buddha’s birthday and is celebrated all throughout Asia. Here are photos showing how Vesak is celebrated in different places.

Japan

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Courtesy of Asia Places to See

Sri Lanka

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Photo courtesy of Asia Places to See

Vietnam

vietnam
Photo courtesy of Asia Places to See

Indonesia

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Photo courtesy of Asia Places to See

Malaysia

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Photo courtesy of Asia Places to See

Singapore

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Photo courtesy of Straits Times

Author: Namrata Ray

This is Namrata’s second year on the Eye! Currently a senior, she’s better known as Nimi and is originally from Dallas, Texas. This is her fourth year at SAS and in Singapore. She enjoys playing tennis and eating chocolate lava cakes. Namrata can be contacted at ray45882@sas.edu.sg.

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