Buddha Jayanti

Buddha Jayanti
Buddha Jayanti falls on full moon day of Nepali month Baisakh (May). This festival is dedicated to Lord Buddha to mark his Birthday, day of Enlightenment and day of Death. Buddhist devotees visit various stupas and chaityas especially at Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath in Kathmandu and the birthplace of Lord Buddha Lumbini. A National festival is organized at Lumbini, where many Nepalese and foreigners pay homage. In Patan, local Buddhists take a small chariot around the city mostly to courtyards where Buddhist vihars (monasteries) are located.