Happy Birthday, Buddha

In case you didn’t know, today is Buddha’s birthday. Of course, it’s not always May 17 because his birthday follows the lunar calendar. Many countries in Southeast Asia celebrate this day as a national holiday.

I’m really not sure what one is supposed to do to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, but I figure this photo is appropriate.Buddha_head

Buddha’s head with a bodhi tree growing around it at Wat Phra Mahthat in Ayutthaya, Thailand.

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  • May 31, 2013 at 9:24 am
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    Well, I know it doesn’t fit in with your food and booze thing, but I think what one does on Buddha’s birthday is sit, wait and fast (under a tree if possible). Then live it up the next day!
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