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10/04/2022 - 16:24

Vesak week takes place from the 8th to the 15th day of the 4th lunar month

According to the information from the provincial Board of Administration of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, the Vesak week on the occasion of Buddha's 2566 birthday will be solemnly held to commemorate and make offerings to the birthday of the Buddha Shakyamuni, and pray for the glory of the Fatherland, longevity of the Dharma, peace in the world, and peaceful living beings.

Procession to welcome the Buddha and flower floats will be held again. Photo: The provincial Board of Administration of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha

The Vesak week this year takes place from the 8th to the 15th of the 4th lunar month, with the main ceremony on the 15th.

After two years of simplifying activities to celebrate the great festival due to the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Vesak week will be held with many diverse and rich activities such as: Setting up the altar; decorating 7 lotus lanterns on the Perfume River and Buddhist symbols; the traditional rite of Bathing Buddha ceremony to pray for a peaceful country, a peaceful world; holding flower floats and flower boats, and droping lanterns. Morover, many other meaningful activities will be also organized in this occasion, including chanting, giving talks, preaching the Dharma; laying memorial wreath at the Martyrs' Monument, Martyrs' cemetery; visiting and presenting gifts to the martyrs' relatives and families with meritorious services to the country, wounded soldiers and martyrs' families...

Activities during the celebration of the Great Festival will be guaranteed to be safe in terms of pandemic prevention and control. 

By Minh Nguyen