- April 5, 2020
- All Day
- (808) 522-9200
About Buddha Day
Buddha Day (Hanamatsuri / Flower Festival) commemorates the birth of Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini Garden.
Temples hold Buddha Day services on or near this date. Services often featuring a hanamido, a miniature floral altar with a figure of the baby Buddha. Attendees use a dipping cup to bathe the figure in sweet tea (see image).
Each year, the seven denominations that make up the Hawaii Buddhist Council (HBC) hold a joint Buddha Day Service in Honolulu at one of the member temples. This year the HBC Buddha Day Service will again be hosted at Hawaii Betsuin. Arriving is early is recommended as temples often fill up on joint service days.
For more information, please call
Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (808) 522-9200