Buddha’s Birthday on May 6!

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BuddhaBuddha’s Birthday, the birthday of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, is a holiday traditionally celebrated in Mahayana Buddhism.

In many East Asian countries Buddha’s Birth is celebrated on the 8th day of the 4th month in the Chinese lunar calendar (but in Japan since 1873 on April 8 of the Gregorian calendar). This year the date falls on May 6.

Asian Library has set up a small book display to showcase selected items from the Asian Library collections on Buddha and Buddhism. It will be on from May 1 to 13 at the Asian Centre entrance.

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