Friday, May 05, 2006

Buddha's birthday

HK used to have a public holiday for the Queen's birthday. Post-1997, it was "replaced" by a day off on the Buddha's birthday. I first found this a bit odd but on second thought, since we retain those holidays for Easter and Christmas it is only fair to the Buddhists to have a day off for the big day of their religion. According to the lunar calendar, the Buddha's birthday is May 5th this year and here's a photo of the Buddha statue in the Temple Fair.

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Blogger bob said ... (May 05, 2006 6:26 PM) : 

Intersting. The Tibetans celebrate it on June 11 (15th day of 4th lunar month) although that's also a celebration of Buddha's enlightenment. Nice shot.


Blogger Chantal said ... (May 05, 2006 7:04 PM) : 

Beautiful photo, so much peace in it. I would love to have a buddha, a small one in the house. But I know it has to be given to you, to really bring luck, so I better wait until someone gives me a buddha statue.


Blogger Kris said ... (May 05, 2006 8:09 PM) : 

stunning shot ! vibrant colours :) , well, yeah at least the no. of holidays remain the same ;)


Blogger Lorethian said ... (May 05, 2006 8:10 PM) : 

Ok, I dont know about you but I find it amazingly odd that the queen and Buddha were born on the same day. I mean, what is the odds of that? ;)


Blogger Nicola said ... (May 05, 2006 8:24 PM) : 

Great night shot - very crisp and clear! The colors came out really nice!


Blogger Seesaw said ... (May 06, 2006 3:12 AM) : 

Wonderful photo!


Blogger BIERUT daily photo said ... (May 06, 2006 4:52 AM) : 

great pic
i like it,,


Blogger mark said ... (May 06, 2006 7:15 AM) : 

verrrrrry impressive. simple but ...glamorous too.


Blogger Felicia said ... (May 06, 2006 2:16 PM) : 

Interesting that although the colors are so bright, I still get a serene feeling. What is the little bowl in the foreground?
PS: I'm sorry to have missed yesterday's contest...although, the only thing missing were the shoes!


Blogger Arnaud said ... (May 06, 2006 3:10 PM) : 

Very nice pic!


Blogger Lisi said ... (May 06, 2006 5:36 PM) : 

Hi all, thanks for the footprints. This Buddha statue does look very holy and serene. The small bowl in front with a small standing Buddha is for a ritual to "bathe" the Buddha with water, symbolizing new life and cleansing. Don't you think it's interesting that Christianity also have this similar concept in baptizing?



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