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Pictures of Vesak Preparations
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Picture It: The Festival of Enlightenment


Lanterns hang outside a Sri Lankan shop to sell for Vesak, the Buddhist festival that celebrates Buddha attaining enlightenment in his lifetime. Though Buddha's birthday is May 21, the festival begins each year on the full moon, which this year falls on Thursday, May 27.

Grandpa Grandpa 4 years 17 weeks
Not too many people know or realize that Buddha was from the Indian sub continent and never set foot in China.