Buddhists Celebrate Vesak in HCMC, Can Tho

A peace prayer presided over by superior monks Thich Hien Phap and Thich Tri Quang was held Monday at the Military Zone 7 Stadium in Phu Nhuan District. Thich Hien Phap and Thich Tri Quang are vice presidents of the Viet Nam Buddhist Shangha's Executive Council.

Scores of Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and lay followers celebrate Vesak in HCMC on May 19

More than 20,000 city residents participated in the United Nations Day of Vesak 2008, following both Theravada and Mahayana traditions. The event honors the Buddha’s birthday.

The event was wrapped up with a pigeon and balloon release ceremony.

A delegation of Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and lay followers held a peace prayer in Hoa Binh Highway in the Mekong delta province of Can Tho.

By M. Anh, C. Phong, D. Tuyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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