Significance To Buddhism
The main Buddhist festival of the year is Buddha Day (Wesak / Vaisakha), the celebration of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. Homes are decorated and lanterns are made of paper or wood.
The Buddhist symbols are the Wheel of Life (Bhavacakra) which represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Another Buddhist symbol is the Lotus Flower which symbolises purity and divine birth. The three main schools of Buddhism are: