Vesak Day Singapore

Vesak Day Singapore
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Vesak, also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima and Buddha Day, is a holiday traditionally observed by Buddhists and some Hindus. The festival commemorates the birth, enlightenment (Buddhahood), and death (Parinirvāna) of Gautama Buddha in the Theravada or southern tradition.

In Singapore, Vesak Day was made a public holiday in 1955 after many public petitions, replacing Whit Monday.

In the early decades of the 20th century, Vesak Day was associated with the Ceylonese community which then celebrated it along with their National Day in a two-day event.

After World War II, there was a movement to make Vesak Day a public holiday, with the Singapore Buddhist Association leading the petitions.


The celebration concludes with a candlelit procession through the streets. Mahayana Buddhist temples in Singapore, like the Phor Kark, practise the “three-step, one-bow” ritual on Vesak Day. Devotees take steps on both knees, bowing at every third step as they pray for world peace, personal blessings and repentance. The exhausting two-hour procession actually begins 24 hours before, when many reserve a place in the procession.

The main theme of Vesak Day is to practice love, peace and harmony as taught by the Buddha.


FREE PUBLIC TALK ON VESAK DAY- MODERN BUDDHISM

Tuesday 19 May 2019: 10AM - 12PM @Kadampa Meditation Centre
Modern Buddhism, Meditation and mindfulness for a pure and happy life. WITH RESIDENT TEACHER GEN KELSANG DROLKYI.

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VESAK 2019 @CHUI HUAY LIM CLUB

Sunday, 19 MAY @ Chui Huay Lim Club
Discovering the Buddha, Walking his Path. Learn more about Buddha and His teaching.

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VESAK CELEBRATION 2019: LOVE IGNITES HAPPINESS & PEACE

Friday, 17th to 19th May 2019 @Bugis MRT Exit A
Celebrating this auspicious event with us, to accumulate vast oceans of merit and to bring peace, happiness and harmony to humanity.

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FREE Public Talk on Vesak Day- Modern Buddhism

FREE Public Talk on Vesak Day- Modern Buddhism

May 19, 2019 at 10-00 AM - , ,
Kadampa Meditation Centre Singapore 134 Neil Road Singapore, 088863

Modern Buddhism, Meditation and mindfulness for a pure and happy life. WITH RESIDENT TEACHER GEN KELSANG DROLKYI Buddhist teaching explains that even though there is a lot of material progress and technological development in the world, an endless pursuit of … Continue reading

VESAK DAY EVE Special Tour – Phor Kark See Monastery

VESAK DAY EVE Special Tour – Phor Kark See Monastery

May 18, 2019 at 06-00 PM - ,
Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, 88 Bright Hill Road, Singapore 574117

Vesak Day Eve Special Tour by Bodhi Travel! on Saturday, 18 May @Phor Kark See Monastery. Our tours are curated and conducted by tourism professionals with the intention to fully bring out the flavour and deep experience that each sight … Continue reading

Vesak 2019 @Chui Huay Lim Club

Vesak 2019 @Chui Huay Lim Club

May 18, 2019 at 09-00 AM -
Chui Huay Lim Club 190 Keng Lee Road Singapore, 308409 Singapore

Discovering the Buddha, Walking his Path. Vesak Day Celebrations 2019 Vesak Eve Dhamma Talks & Candle Light Procession Saturday, 18 May (Vesak Eve) @BF West, Dhamma Hall 1pm – 3pm : Dhamma Talk “Why be a Monastic?” 7.30pm – 9pm : Dhamma … Continue reading

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