Children attended a “Children Becoming Buddhist Monks” ceremony ahead of Buddha’s birthday at a Chogye temple on May 11, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. The children will stay at the temple to learn about Buddhism for 14 days. Buddha was born approximately 2,559 years ago, and although the exact date is unknown, Buddha’s official birthday is celebrated on the full moon in May in South Korea, which is May 25 this year.
The day in photos from around the world.
The day in pictures around the world.
Buddhists celebrate holy Vesak, Arlington marks 150th anniversary, former Israeli PM sentenced to six years | May 13
Buddhists across the world celebrate holy Vesak to honor Buddha, Arlington marks 150 years since its first military burial, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in jail for taking bribes, and more in today’s daily brief.
May 24 Photo Brief: Saddam’s torture masks, self-immolating monks, baby animals and Buddah’s birthday celebration continues
Baby animals continue to be adorable, torture devices from Saddam Hussein’s regime go on exhibit at the Martyrs Monument in Baghdad, Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Bowatte Indaratane self-immolates in protest of cattle slaughter, Buddhists continue the annual celebration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death and more in today’s daily brief.
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Oct. 2 Photo Brief: Gandhi’s 143rd birthday, Chanel’s alternative energy runway show, Hong Kong’s sunken ferry
School children dress up as Mahatma Gandhi to celebrate his 143rd birthday, Karl Lagerfeld presents Chanel’s Spring/Summer line at the Grand Palais in Paris during Paris Fashion Week, relatives pay their respects to the victims of Monday’s fatal ferry collision in Hong Kong and more in today’s daily brief.