Lord Buddha’s birthday celebrated in Hanoi

A ceremony to mark the 2,556th birthday of Lord Buddha was held at Ly Trieu Quoc Su Pagoda in Hanoi on May 2.

On behalf of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), Most Venerable Thich Thanh Nhieu, Vice Chairman of the VBS’s Executive Board, read a message from the Patriarch of the VBS, expressing his best wishes to Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers.

The message also reviewed the many achievements that Buddhist monks and nuns have made in religion, national issues and foreign relations.

Most Venerable Nhieu said that the Vietnamese Party, State, Fatherland Front and the community highly value the VBS for its contributions to national construction and development in recent years.

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