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FLOWER FESTIVAL 2006

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Bathing the baby Buddha
Bathing the baby Buddha

Once a year on April 9th, the Buddhist Faith Fellowship celebrates Hanamatsuri or Flower Festival in English. This Buddhist holiday commemorates the birth of the historical Buddha, Prince Siddhartha Gautama over 2, 550 years ago.  During the holiday gathering the nativity story is told, the congregation sings and chants, and afterwards the participants offer flowers to the baby Buddha and then bathe him with sweet tea. In addition, this holiday commemorates the 5th year anniversary of our spiritual community. Afterwards, some of the congregants went to the Taj Indian Restaurant in Middletown to celebrate with delicious food.

Bathing the baby Buddha
Bathing the baby Buddha

Buddhists celebrate Hanamatsuri
Honoring the historical Buddha

Honor Shakyamuni Buddha
Buddhists honor the significance of Shakyamuni Buddha

Buddhist altar
The BFF Altar Flower Festival 2006

Buddhists celebrate Flower Festival with food.
Buddhists celebrate Flower Festival with food.

Shin Buddhists ate delicious Indian food.
Shin Buddhists ate delicious Indian food.