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Happy Birthday, Buddha!

People in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan are celebrating the birthday of the Buddha today. It is a public holiday in Hong Kong. This year will be the Buddha’s 2,633rd birthday. Those celebrating in China and Taiwan often bathe statues of the baby Buddha to commemorate the day. The birthday will be celebrated around the world, though the date will vary depending on the country.

May 10, 2011 12:54 PM