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Happy Birthday, Buddha! World Celebrates Vesak Day

Vesak Day is observed annually during the full moon in May or June, celebrating the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Gautama Buddha.
Image: A child drops coins into golden Buddha statues as a symbol of blessings on Vesak Day at the Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple in Petaling Jaya
A child drops coins into golden Buddha statues as a symbol of blessings on Vesak Day at the Thai Buddhist Chetawan Temple in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur on May 13.SAMSUL SAID / Reuters