Celebration | Day of Vesak

When :

from Wednesday 21 May, 2014
09:30
to Thursday 22 May, 2014
21:30

Type of event :

Специальное мероприятие

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters / Siège de l'UNESCO, Room I, 125, avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :

dl.sri-lanka@unesco-delegations.org, 01 45 68 30 40

Theme of the Day of Vesak 2014: "Inter Faith and Inter Cultural Awareness towards Peace”.

Programme
21/05/2014
Inaugural Session and Main Symposium, 9. 30 – 13. 00
Session on Meditation,15 – 18.00

22/05/2014
Four Panel Discussions, 10- 11.30 , 11.30- 13.00 , 14.30- 16.00, 16- 17.30
International Vesak Concert, 19.30-21.00
The international concert will bring together diversities of cultural items from several countries including Sri Lanka.

"Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born. It was also on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha attained enlightenment, and it was on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha in his eightieth year passed away.

The General Assembly, by its resolution 54/115 of 1999, recognized internationally the Day of Vesak to acknowledge the contribution that Buddhism, one of the oldest religions in the world, has made for over two and a half millennia and continues to make to the spirituality of humanity.

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By invitation, limited seating capacity:
dl.sri-lanka@unesco-delegations.org, 01 45 68 30 40
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