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Buddha Birthday Holiday 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Buddha had three important events on a single day : birth, enlightenment and death.

The day has a number of names that depends on the Country or region.

The date is variable each year, and is celebrated each year.

Buddha's birth name was Siddhartha, he was a sprirtual leader on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

In 1999 the United Nations agreed to internationally observe the day of Vesak, also pronounced Wesak.

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