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Area Buddhists celebrate ‘Buddha’s birthday’

Gainesville temple hosts annual Vesak Day

POSTED: June 2, 2014 12:16 a.m.

There’s a “baby Buddha” in all of us.

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Vesak Day

Hundreds of area Buddhists attended Gainesville's Quang Ninh temple Sunday for the religion's annual Vesak Day. Vesak Day celebrates the three phases of Buddha's life - his birth, enlightenment and death. It's colloquially called "Buddha's birthday."

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