Monday, May 26, 2008

Wesak Day

Wesak Day, also known as Buddha Birthday.. This is to significance the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Buddha.

Malaysia is one of the country that celebrate Wesak Day every year.
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So as a buddhist, every year I will follow my parents to pray as well. And every year there will be a parade for this Wesak Day. Normally they will start from the main buddha society there and round some town area in Penang.

But before that, we will go to temple for praying and bath the buddha. Too bad, during my National Service.. I forget what they taught me already. Or else I can tell some history about the Wesak Day. Last year I celebrate during my National Service time.
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Buddhist practice 8 precepts.

Not to kill
Not to steal
Not to engage in improper sexual activity
Not to indulge in wrong speech
Not to take intoxicating drinks and drugs
To abstain from taking food at unreasonable times
To refrain from sensual pleasures such as dancing, singing and self-adornment
To refrain from using high and luxurious seats in order to practice humility.

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During that night, me and my few friend went for the Wesak Parade. We were there quite early so we had our dinner first before we wait at Burmah Road there.

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Before that, I ask one of the uncle from the temple more details for that parade. So he tell me what time reach there and from where to where. He treat me like a tourist. :D

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and then, the police start to do their roadblock thing. Which mean they gonna reach the place we wait.

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Then contigent by contigent from everywhere in Penang walk pass through us. Some float is decorate with colourful lighting and flowers.

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And some float got people sing also. So the whole procession wont bored. Can see different thing.

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The whole thing pass my place in 1 hour plus like tht. So.. that's all about it.

Photo taken w/o flash n high ISO. Sry for blur image and some bad image.

6 comments:

Akira 思胜 said...

Wah, so late baru post up ah? Must be selecting the nice photos rite?

I like the last photo, so clear...

wenzi said...

yeap.. having problem with most of the photo.. so.. choose some can see one post up :D

迷迭香 said...

the photos u took are pretty cook....

KOKahKOK said...

wenzi, akira only LIKE last pic nia...haha....the rest bo like hor? haha

i am going to share 1 or 2 on this today hehe...... in both domain foyipenang.org and kokahkok.com

wenzi said...

迷迭香: u mean cool is it :D thx haha

KOKahKOK: hahaha nvm lah.. at least he like 1 than nothing ma :D ahhhahaha will check when i free :D

Më| §zë said...

wesak day at my hometown is so bland...