Saturday, May 17, 2008

Wesak Day Celebrations

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Preparations at Leicester Square

This is the fourth time I am attending Wesak Day or better known as Buddha's Birthday celebrations in Leicester Square. I have a very long history with London since the day I landed to study here for my degree and am very fortunate to return here year after year. Click here to read what I wrote about it a year ago when I was there.

Here are some random pics I took of the scene in Leicester Square.

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Girls Dressed In Their Traditional Outfits

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The Main Shrine

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Kuan Yin: Goddess of Mercy

I did the ritual of bathing the baby Buddha's statue before I headed straight to Waterloo for my train back to Southampton.

It was most definately a nice weekend as it brings me closer to home.

2 comments:

Song Yia said...

I am missing Wesak Day celebration as well. Sadly, there is no celebration here in Hamburg.

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