The Festival of Vesak
With the encouragement of our link school in Sri Lanka, the children have been learning about the most important festival in the Buddhist calendar, the festival of Vesak.
Vesak celebrates the birth of the Buddha, and is the most important festival of all for our friends in Sri Lanka. They sent us a greeting card along with a message a few weeks ago, so our cass have been making them Vesak cards, and have been learning all about this important festival and the ways in which it is celebrated.
We also learned about the Buddhist faith and it's focus on the need to rid the world of suffering.We took the time to practise meditation, a Buddhist form of reflection when you empty your mind of any distractions. The children were excellent at this tricky task and all found it a valuable way to relax.
Below are photos of us making the cards and the finished cards we will send to Maneesha soon.
You can click this link to find out more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/holydays/wesak.shtml
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