Buddha's birthday is one of the foremost festivals celebrated on the land of
China. It is observed on the eighth day of the Fourth Moon. Legend has it
that at the time of Buddha's birth, 9 dragons spat on the water.
Chinese celebrates the festivals of Buddha (Bodhisattvas) in the Mahayana
tradition, according to the Buddhist calendar. The most significant
celebration comes in the month of May on the night of the full moon, when
Buddhist all over the world celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of
the Buddha. It has become to be known as Buddha Day.
Buddha- the Divine Figure
Buddha is the sacred name given to a man called Siddhartha Gautama, the
founder of the
Buddhist religion. His followers call him Buddha, which means "The
Buddha lived about 2,500 years ago.
The Four Noble Truths are the essence of his teachings-
First is the noble truth of unhappiness in life
The truth of the cause of unhappiness
The noble truth of the way to stop unhappiness
The noble truth of that which leads to the end of unhappiness.
Forgiveness was the vital truth of Buddhists life. The birthday of
Buddha is also known as the Festival of Ten Thousand Buddhas.
On the birthday of Buddha, thousand of devotees pray for washing away of
their sins and for the achievement of wisdom and peace.
Buddhist Festivals are celebrated with full devotion and enthusiasm, people
go to the local temple or monastery and offer food to the monks and take the
Five Doctrines and listen to a Dharma speech. In the afternoon, they
distribute food to the poor and in the evening joins perhaps in a ceremony
of circumambulating a stupa three times, as a sign of respect to the Buddha,
Dhamma, Sangha. The day will conclude with evening chanting of the Buddha's
teachings and meditations.