Wesak Day filled with peace and joy

A brightly-lit float in the Wesak Day parade passing by Perak Road, Penang. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT and CHAN BOON KAI/The Star

THE Wesak Day celebration in Penang lasted from morning to the evening as devotees converged on various Buddhist temples and associations to offer prayers for the well-being and happiness of all sentient beings.

This year, a brightly-lit float procession made a comeback around the streets of George Town after three years. The devotees happily joined the procession to commemorate Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing on to Nirvana.

A host of other programmes such as health screenings, Buddha bathing ritual, and exhibition was also held at the Malaysian Buddhist Association in Burmah Road during the celebration.

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