Statement by the Prime Minister on Vesak
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Vesak:“Today, we join Buddhists in Canada and around the world to celebrate Vesak, the most important of the Buddhist festivals. Vesak is a time to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and passing of the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha.“On this occasion, people will visit their local temples to pray, and offer gifts to show respect and gratitude for the Buddha’s life and wisdom. They will also reflect on his teachings about peace, selfless service, and compassion to those in need.
Ottawa, Ontario - May 29, 2018