Burmese in Mae Sot Observe Visakha Puja Day
16 images Created 26 May 2013
Visakha Puja (Vesak) marks three important events in the Buddha's life: his birth, his attainment of enlightenment and his death. It is celebrated on the full moon of the sixth lunar month, usually in May on the Gregorian calendar. It is celebrated throughout the Buddhist world and is considered one of the holiest Buddhist holidays. Burmese Buddhist in Mae Sot celebrated with a procession through the city that ended with a service followed by a communal meal at Wat Pha Mai, the most important Burmese Buddhist temple in Mae Sot.