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Mississauga: Vesak Day Parade

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Hello my dear blog readers! Today, I would like to invite you to the most important Buddhist celebration called Vesak. It takes place every year in May and commemorates the Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and passing.

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Several Buddhist communities in the Greater Toronto Area put together a very festive event in Mississauga’s Celebration Square. They were very lucky today because the weather was awesome. It all started with this unusual rainbow around the sun:

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They took it as a sign from heaven.

The celebrations began with the parade:

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This year, Vesak Day was a double celebration: the Buddha’s birthday and Canada’s 150 anniversary.

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Around the square each temple had a booth where they would present their programs and activities:

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Few more pictures from the parade:

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Here I am with the Buddhist flag:

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And here is my enthusiastic husband:

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What an amazing event!!!!!

I have many pictures from this Vesak Day celebration, more to come tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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5 Comments

  1. Ania
    May 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm — Reply

    Looks like a great celebration !!! Pictures are great too!

  2. Ania
    May 28, 2017 at 9:06 pm — Reply

    Your love for cultures and open-mind about different religions is very inspiring. That’s what it means to be a true human being.

    • May 28, 2017 at 9:30 pm — Reply

      Thank you Anusia! Jestes moim slodkim dzieckiem.

  3. Sheena
    May 28, 2017 at 11:26 pm — Reply

    Learnt one more thing from my dear friend!

  4. Bozena Stoch
    May 29, 2017 at 5:58 pm — Reply

    Asia, Zawsze cos nowego!

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