“Budda’s birthday,” Vesak Day is a time for Buddhists worldwide to come together and celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. Buddhists monks attend a ceremony at Wat Dharmmakaya in Pathum Thani province.
The commemorations range from meditations and quiet prayers to alms giving events to long colorful processions.
In Indonesia, such events take place at the Borobudur Mahayana Buddhist monument, making it the most visited tourist attraction in the country. Vesak is observed every year during the full moon occurring in May or June.