Vesak 2019: Lanterns illuminate Tam Chuc in prayer for peace

Tuesday, 2019-05-14 15:40:54
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Vesak is an important event in the spiritual life of Buddhist followers and the common people in Vietnam, who are proud of a religion that has accompanied the nation for thousands of years.
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NDO - Colourful lanterns were lit up at the Tam Chuc Temple Buddhist Cultural Centre on the night of May 13 in a ritual to pray for peace as part of the UN Day of Vesak 2019 hosted by Vietnam.

A series of cultural activities have been held by the Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam to celebrate the birth of the Buddha.

Lanterns are lit up in the temple grounds in a ritual to pray for peace.

Vesak commemorates the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing.

A multitude of Buddhist monks, nuns and worshipers take part in the ritual to pray for peace.

Buddhist worshipers holding lanterns in their hands.

Buddhist nuns recite a sutra to pray for peace.

A Buddhist nun bathes the Buddha on the lantern night.

Lanterns are released onto a lake at the Tam Chuc Temple or Temple of the Three Torches.

A giant lotus flower is illuminated on a lake at the Tam Chuc Temple, where Vietnam hosted the UN Day of Vesak for the third time.

Photos by Duy Linh and Tran Hai