What is Vesak
Vesak or Wesak, also known as Buddha Purnia, is a holy day observed traditionally by Buddhists in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and the South East Asian countries of Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Indonesia. This is a Buddhist festival celebrating the enlightenment of the Buddha (Wikipedia).
Vesak 2014 in Vietnam
The 11th The 11th of United Nation Day of Vesak will be held from 5th to 11th May 2014 in Bai Dinh Temple Convention Center, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam. The theme of Vesak 2014 is “Buddhist Perspective towards Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals”. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, princess of Bhutan and princess of Thailand will attend the celebration.
Program of Vesak 2014 in Vietnam
Tentative program 11th anniversary celebration and international Buddhist conference of united nations day of vesak 2014 has been announced. This is the second time Vietnam has held such an event.
Buddhism has been practised in Vietnam for over 2,000 years. The country has more than 12 million Buddhist followers, over 40,000 monks and nuns and almost 15,000 temples, monasteries and other places of worship.