FULL MOON RISING – BUDDHA’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

  Every May, a vibrant festival is held at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, located in Central Java. Buddhists from the far reaches of Asia gather to celebrate the holy festival known as Waisak, celebrating Buddha’s birthday.   “I used to be a

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Waisak Day Festival – Borobudur and the Birthright of Humanity 

Waisak Day Festival – Borobudur and the Birthright of Humanity 

Every May, on the night of the full moon, thousands of Buddhists gather at Borobudur Temple for Waisak Day. This holy festival celebrates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinibbana (ultimate freedom). It is affectionately known as Buddha’s birthday. The celebration serves as a moment to create world peace among people regardless of racial,

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