Thursday, 22 July 2010

Buddha Day

Today the schools are having special celebrations for the Buddhist Lent Festival that starts on Monday. Schools are closed on Monday and Tuesday so today they will celebrate in school. Yesterday we saw some of the preparations being made. The teachers and students had folded and pinned material to make this gorgeous display.

Candles and flowers were made into beautiful decorations to go on the display. Offerings will also be placed on the display and then this will all be given to Buddhist monks who are about to observe a 3 month period of Lent. Well that's what we've understood by what we've been told.

The display above is made up from lots of small hanging candles intertwined with flowers, hanging around a huge candle.

This display below is made by decorating another huge candle.

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