Events in Indonesia: The Vesak Fest at Borobudur Temple

The Vesak fest celebrated at Borobudur.
The Vesak festival being celebrated at Borobudur temple.

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May 5: The most auspicious day on the Buddhist calendar, Vesak (also spelled Waisak) marks the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and entrance into final Nirvana. Celebrated by Buddhist communities worldwide, it is well worth taking in at Central Java’s Borobudur temple, a point of pilgrimage for hundreds of saffron-robed monks on this day.

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