2561st Buddha Jayanti (Photo Features)

10th May, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU : The country is celebrating the 2561st Buddha Jayanti – the birth anniversary of the Gautam Buddha.

The Buddha’s birthday known as the Buddha purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of Baisakh as per lunar calendar every year. Lord Buddha was born, enlightened and died on the full moon day in the month of Baisakh.

Buddha Jayanti is being celebrated as public holiday since May 22, 1952 when the then government declared it as a public holiday.