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.