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For Buddhists, Bodhi Day commemorates the day on which Siddhartha Gautama found enlightenment while meditating under a Bodhi tree. He then became the Buddha (the Awakened One) and began teaching the principles of wisdom, compassion, and kindness to which his followers now adhere.
Held on the first full moon in May, the Buddhist festival of Wesak (also known as Vesak) celebrates the birth of the spiritual leader, Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), who was born in Nepal around 566 BC and abandoned the life of a prince to become a wandering holy man. On Wesak, people clean their houses, […]