Sunday, June 3, 2012
Vesākha (Pali; Sanskrit: Vaiśākha, Devanagari: वैशाख, Sinhala: වෙසක් පෝය) or sometimes referred to as Vesak is a holy day observed in greater South and South East Asia. It was normally celebrated as “Buddha’s Birthday” while it actually encompasses birth, enlightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha.
In Thailand, it is called the Wisakha Bucha and it is today, a national holiday and national tree day, a day when most Thais go to temple; a day of political bodies hustling the rivals, a day eventually can be pivotal to Thai future.
Picture was taken in a bronze foundry in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Mandalay, Myanmar, 2011