Si fa festa per Buddha

Convenzionalmente l’ultimo fine settimana di maggio, i buddhisti nel mondo celebrano il Buddha Purnima, ossia i tre momenti fondamentali dell’esistenza del Buddha, la sua nascita (circa 2500 anni fa), l’illuminazione e la morte (il parinirvana). In questi giorni le persone visitano i luoghi sacri del Buddha e offrono a lui preghiere. Alcuni osservano il digiuno nel giorno di luna piena e offrono frutta e dolci per le divinità del Signore Buddha. (foto Ap)

Buddhists carry lanterns in a parade during the Lotus Lantern Festival to celebrate the upcoming birthday of Buddha on May 12, in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
People perform drunk dragon dance during the Drunken Dragon Festival to celebrate the Buddha's birthday in Macau, China, 12 May 2019. Recognized as an item of China's national intangible cultural heritage, the Drunken Dragon Festival originates from a Macao legend of a Buddhist monk and a divine dragon who saved people from the plague during the Qing Dynasty.  (Imaginechina via AP Images)
A Buddhist nun prostrates performing Buddhist religious rituals during Buddha Jayanti, or Buddha Purnima, festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 18, 2019. The festival marks the triple events of Gautam Buddha's life: his birth, his enlightenment and his attaining a state of Nirvana that frees believers from the circle of death and rebirth. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepalese Buddhist monks participate in a parade during Buddha Jayanti, or Buddha Purnima, festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 18, 2019. The festival marks the triple events of Gautam Buddha's life: his birth, his enlightenment and his attaining a state of Nirvana that frees believers from the circle of death and rebirth. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
A Buddhist devotee holds a butter lamp during Buddha Jayanti, or Buddha Purnima, festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 18, 2019. The festival marks the triple events of Gautam Buddha's life: his birth, his enlightenment and his attaining a state of Nirvana that frees believers from the circle of death and rebirth. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Indians offer prayers on Buddha Purnima festival in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, May 18, 2019. The festival marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
A statue of Buddha is silhouetted against the setting sun as an aircraft flies above the Lake Hussain Sagar on Bhuddha Purnima festival in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, May 18, 2019. The festival marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.(AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
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