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 Expatriate Malaysia Festival Guide -
Wesak Day Celebration in Malaysia


Wesak Day Celebration

Wesak Day Celebration in Malaysia
Lord Buddha

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.


Celebrations 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

Buddhists observe 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.


Related links:
- Buddhist Maha Vihara (Brickfields Buddhist Temple), Kuala Lumpur
- Thean Hou Temple Kuala Lumpur

The Life of Buddha


Other related festivals:
- Hari Raya Aidil Fitri in Malaysia

- Thaipusam Festival at Batu Caves, Malaysia
- Deepavali in Malaysia

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