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Joy is paying homage!

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Joy is paying homage!
(Pic taken on Vesak Day at a Siamese temple in Assam Kumbang, Taiping. May,2009)
Vesak Day, sometimes referred to as Buddha's birthday actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment Nirvana, and passing (Parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha. In Japan, Vesak is known as hanamatsuri, Kanbutsu-e, Goutan-e , Busshou-e, Yokubutsu-e, Ryuge-e or Hana-eshiki and unlike most countries with a sizeable population of Buddhists, over there it is not a public holiday.