Celebrating Diversity – May 2

Buddha’s Birthday (Hong Kong) – Buddhism, the fourth largest religion in the world, being exceeded in numbers by Christianity, Islam and Hinduism, was founded in Northern India by the first known Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama.  In 535 BCE he attained enlightenment and assumed the title Lord Buddha (one who has awakened).

Source: www.multiculturalcalendars.com

Part of a posting series on multicultural events for 2009.

About Karen Farbridge

An unwavering change maker seeking a just, democratic and sustainable world.

View all posts by Karen Farbridge

Connect with the City of Guelph

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: