BUDDHA JAYANTI (2560th Buddha’s Birth Day 21 May,2016) is in the full moon day of Baishak (21 May, 2016) is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Buddha the apostle peace. The unique thing about the life history is Buddha is that he was born on the full moon day, got enlightened on full moon day and expired on the full moon day. This great day is known as triple blessed day in the Buddhist world. Lord Buddha, the light of love and peace for all on the earth was born at Lumbini in Nepal about 260 km Southwest of Kathmandu. This holy site attracts thousands of pilgrims on this day.
Celebration of this occasion in whole Nepal is quite unique. Devotees in Patan carrying the life size statue of Buddha accompanied by various musical bands go around the city. The devotees at Buddha in Kathmandu with the gorgeous golden statue of Buddha mounted on the elephant back make a very impressive street show.