The significance of Vesak as public celebration

Deegalle, M (2015) 'The significance of Vesak as public celebration.' In: Deegalle, M, ed. Vesak, peace and harmony: thinking of Buddhist heritage. Nagananda International Buddhist University, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, pp. 31-49. ISBN 9780692424513


The chapter discusses the historicity of Vesak as a celebration in association with the full moon of May and the historical Buddha's birth at Lumbini, Nepal and Vesak's significance in giving birth to a range of artistic creations including dance and music in the Sri Lankan Buddhist society over the centuries and the Vesak celebrations in Japan and the UK. Internationalization of Vesak celebration is discussed.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: Vesak, UN Day of Vesak, Buddhism, Theravada, Rites and Rituals
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 11:38
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:40
References: Derana Talking Books
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