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ID: 300264564
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300264564

 

Record Type: concept
Wesak (Buddhist holidays, religious holidays, ... Events (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Refers to an important Buddhist festival commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha. It is particularly important in Theravada Buddhism. This festival is held on the full moon in the lunar month of Vesakha (falling in April or May). Celebrations include special devotional services and meritorious deeds such as offering food or alms to monks. Captive birds are sometimes released in memory of the Buddha's compassion. This day is observed as a public holiday in many countries in Southeast Asia.
 
Terms:
Wesak (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,U)
Wesak (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
Wesak (Spanish-P,D,U,U)
Vesak (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
Vaisakha (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
Vesakha (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
Vesakha Pūjā (C,U,English,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  K.KM

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Activities Facet
Activities Facet
Hierarchy of Events (hierarchy name)
.... Events (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of events (activities)
........ events (activities) (G)
Hierarchy of cultural events
............ cultural events (G)
Hierarchy of holidays
................ holidays (G)
Hierarchy of religious holidays
.................... religious holidays (G)
Hierarchy of Buddhist holidays
........................ Buddhist holidays (G)
Hierarchy of Wesak
............................ Wesak (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Verwijst naar een belangrijk boeddhistische feest ter herdenking van de geboorte, verlichting en dood van Boeddha. Dit is met name een belangrijk feest in het Theravada-boeddhisme. Het wordt gehouden op de dag van de volle maan van de maanmaand Vesakha (in april of mei). Tot de festiviteiten behoren speciale religieuze diensten en vrome handelingen als het geven van voedsel of aalmoezen aan monniken. Soms worden gevangengehouden vogels vrijgelaten in gedachtenis van het mededogen van Boeddha. In veel Zuidoost-Aziatische landen is dit een nationale feestdag. 
Spanish ..... Se refiere a un festival budista importante que conmemora el nacimiento, iluminación y muerte de Buda. Es particularmente importante en el budismo Theravada. Este festival es realizado en luna llena en el mes lunar de Vesakha (en Abril o Mayo). Las celebraciones incluyen servicios devocionales especiales y buenas acciones, tales como ofrecer alimentos o limosnas a los monjes. Algunas veces se liberan aves cautivas en memoria de la compasión de Buda. Este día es observado como un feriado oficial en muchos países del Sudeste asíatico. 

Sources and Contributors:
Vaisakha............  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2001) accessed 3/02
Vesak............  [VP]
..............  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2001) accessed 3/02
..............  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 3/02
Vesakha............  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2001) accessed 3/02
Vesakha Pūjā............  [VP]
.......................  Bowker, Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (1997) 343
Wesak............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
..............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
..............  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2001) accessed 3/02
..............  Filoramos, Diccionario Akal de las Religiones (2001) 213
..............  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 3/02
 
Subject: .....  [CDBP-SNPC, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2001) accessed 3/02
.......... Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 3/02
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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