Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Birthday Buddha

Today is Easter Sunday in the west and Buddha's birthday in Japan!
In Japan, Buddha's Birthday is celebrated on April 8, but is not a national holiday. It is also known as 'Flower Festival' (Japanese: Hana-matsuri or Kanbutsu-e). Children traditionally drink ama-cha, a beverage prepared from a variety of hydrangea.

1 comment:

d. chedwick bryant said...

I've just enjoyed my hydrangea beverage and am going to go meditate now.

I heart Buddha.