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April 8: Hana Matsuri (Buddha's birthday Festival in Japan)

Traditionally, Buddha’s Birthday is known as Vesak or Visakah Puja (Buddha’s Birthday Celebrations). Vesak is the major Buddhist festival of the year as it celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha on the one day, the first full moon day in May, except in a leap year when the festival is held in June. 95 more words

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#988 Thailand 15/10/09

This is another beautiful airmail cover from Thailand, which was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Bangkok on October 9 and arrived on October 14, 2015 (Thai year 2558). 33 more words


2 Vibrant Festivals to Witness during Sri Lanka Holidays

Sri Lanka is an amazing tourist destination that continues to pull tourists from all over the world. This gem of the Indian Ocean is dotted with numerous places that can be thronged to make Sri Lanka Holidays perfect. 341 more words

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Perayaan waisak di Borobudur

dalam hidup selalu ada hari yang akan di jadikan spesial, spesial menurut individu, masyarakat dan kepercayaan. waisak merupakan salah satu hari spesial untuk umat budha dan mungkin untuk mereka yang bukan umat budha. 96 more words



Serendipity means a fortunate happenstance or a pleasant surprise. This beautiful word stems from Serendip, the name for Sri Lanka prior to being called Ceylon. 535 more words


Travelling from Galle to Rekawa on a Poya day

From Galle we caught the 32 bus heading east towards Tissaharama. It cost only 210 SLR for us together (that’s around £1) for a 90km journey. 347 more words

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