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Buddhists nationwide celebrate Buddha's Birthday & welcome UN Day of Vesak 2019
Seven lotus flowers with different colors are set on Nhieu Loc canal by Quan Am Monastery in Ho Chi Minh City’s Phu Nhuan district to celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday 2019

The United Nations (UN) Day of Vesak 2019 is scheduled to take place in Tam Chuc pagoda, Kim Bang district, in the Northern province of Ha Nam from May 12-14 with the main theme of “Buddhist Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies”.

Joining the festive atmosphere of the worldwide Buddhist community for celebrating the sacred events associated the Buddha’s life, the Vietnamese Buddhist community has organized many activities to celebrate the Buddha's Birthday and welcome the 16th UN Day of Vesak:

Soldiers from Ho Chi Minh City's Border Guard Command help Quang Am Monastery place seven lotus flowers on Nhieu Loc cannal

In the evening of May 5, Nghinh Luong Temple in the central city of Hue lights up seven giant lotus lanterns on Huong river, as part of activities welcoming the upcoming United Nations Vesak celebrations

Also in Hue City on May 5, an exhibition with the theme "Fine art materials, UN Day of Vesak celebrations in Vietnam” opened at Lieu Quan Buddhist Cultural Center

The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s chapter in Dien Bien province held on May 5 a grand ceremony for celebrating Buddha’s Birthday ahead of the UN Day of Vesak 2019 and the 65th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory

The charity board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)'s chapter in Da Lat city presented 265 health insurance cards to needy people in the city ahead of the UN Vesak celebration

Many charity programs also held ahead of the UN Vesak including a handover ceremony for presenting the charity house to an elderly family in Tien Giang province’s Go Cong district

Hoa Nghiêm pagoda in Dak Lak province’s Cu M’gar district holds a gathering for celebrating the Buddha's Birthday with the participation of local Ede people

Other gatherings also held in many localities in the province where ethnic communities reside

Linh Nghia pagoda in Nha Trang city presented 200 gift sets to the blind in Xuyen Moc district

A press group of Buddhist Affairs Online page ready for the UN Vesak 2019

A vegetarian buffet held at Hung Phuoc Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 3 for raising fund for the poor

The VBS’s chapter in Mong Cai City of Quang Ninh province held on May 5 a ceremony for the Buddha's Birthday celebration 2019. The event drew large numbers of representatives from local authorities, Buddhist monks and nuns and local people.

The VBS’s executive committee in Nghe An province inaugurates a great Buddhist hall

 of Can Linh temple, simultaneously opens the Lotus Village Festival 2019 ahead of the 16th United Nations Vesak Day.

DT

Buddhists nationwide celebrate Buddha's Birthday & welcome UN Day of Vesak 2019Joining the festive atmosphere of the worldwide Buddhist community for celebrating the sacred events associated the Buddha’s life, the Vietnamese Buddhist community has organized many activities to celebrate the Buddha's Birthday and welcome the 16th UN Day
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