Malaysia Festival Guide -
Wesak Day Celebration in Malaysia
Wesak Day is
celebrated throughout the world to commemorate and honor the
Birthday of Lord Buddha, the Enlightened One. It is the most
auspicious day in the Buddhist calendar, marking the birth,
enlightenment and death of Buddha.
begin before dawn in temples throughout the country. Buddhist
devotees will gather in temples throughout the country to release
doves and to offer prayers. Wesak is also an occasion to offer alms
to monks and give free meals to the needy.
Wesak Day celebration in Malaysia
the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha. Religious
offerings and rituals such as 'bathing of the Buddha', chanting of
holy scriptures, lighting of joss sticks and ordination of monks
usually take place in Buddhist temples. Come nightfall, there will
be grand processions in cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru,
Seremban, Melaka and Georgetown.
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