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Malaysia's Wesak Day Public Holiday 30 Days Before Singapore's

Source: The New Straits Times
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2007


The secretary-general of the Malaysian Buddhist Association (MBA), Lim Then Pong, confirmed that the MBA had recommended to the Malaysian government to gazette May 1, 2007, as a public holiday for Wesak Day. However, since May 1st is already a public holiday, Wesak Day will be observed as a public holiday on May 2, 2007, in Malaysia.

This recommendation conforms to a resolution on the matter passed by the World Buddhists Conference in 1950 in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, neighboring Singapore will observe Vesak Day, 30 days later, on May 31st, 2007.



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