Wesak Day Celebration 2019

Wesak Exhibition

Date: 11/5/2019- 16/5/2019 (9am-4pm) , 17/5/2019 9am-10pm, 18/5/2019 9am-12am, 19/5/2019 9am-7pm
Time: 9AM to 2PM 
Venue:  Malaysian Buddhist Association 马来西亚佛教总会展览地点
3A Hall & 5th Floor, MBA Wisma Education & Charity

Wesak Float Procession 

Date: 19 May 2019

Wesak Day Celebration 2017

Wesak Day is observed by devotees to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday enlightenment and achievement of Nirvana. From very early in the morning devotees flock to temples to meditate as well as participate in candle-lit processions. As a sign of benevolence, doves are set free and other charitable acts are also performed by devotees such as providing free meals. Monks usually gather to chant sacred sutras all day long.

The pinnacle of the celebration is in the evening where there is a procession of floats with colourful flowers and bright lights accompanied by children singing and monks chanting prayers while sprinkling holy water throughout the journey.

In Penang, the annual Wesak Day procession has been organized since 1949 until today and is being run entirely by devotee volunteers and funded through donations. The grand procession for this year will start in the evening at 6.00pm from the Malaysian Buddhist Association, 182, Burmah Road (opposite the Chinese Recreation Club) and end at the same venue.

Malaysian Buddhist Association Wesak Celebration Highlights

1. 浴佛 Bathing the Buddha’s Statue 
2. 义卖 Charity Fair (花艺、环保不锈钢吸管、佛教文物、手作品等等)
3. 「佛在人间」展览 Exhibition (3A & 5 Floor)
4. 点灯供花 Lights and flowers offerings

开放时间 Opening Hours 
17/5 (Fri) 8:00am – 10:00pm
18/5 (Sat) 8:00am – 12:00am
19/5 (Sun) 6:00am – 7:00pm

5. 素食义卖 Charity Food Fair
19/5 (Sun) 9:00am – 2:00pm

6. 卫塞节花车游行 Wesak Float Procession 
19/5 (Sun) 6:00pm


Wesak Day Celebration

More info can be obtained from http://www.malaysianbuddhistassociation.org/

Wesak Day Celebration 2017

Wesak Day Celebration 2017

Source: mypenang.gov.my

Post Author: Sharon Hoo