Vesaka Bochea (Buddha's "Birthday")

Vesaka Bochea is a single day that commemorates three events in the Buddha's life: his birth, enlightenment, and passing into Nirvana. On Vesaka Bochea, Buddhists offer prayers to the Buddha and donate clothes and food to their local monks.

Vesaka Bochea

This holiday is one of Southeast Asia's most beloved, celebrated in areas where Buddhism has a strong following.

In Cambodia, Vesaka Bochea is celebrated on the full moon of the sixth month of the Khmer lunar calendar.

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