Posted Date: Wednesday, 27-Feb-2013
The annual Meak Bochea Day was celebrated on Feb. 25 on the top hill of Preah Reachtroap (Oudong), Kandal province, where a stupa of Bhuddha’s relics is located.
The celebration, presided over by Minister of Culture and Fine Arts H.E. Him Chhem, was attended by members of government, civil servants as well as thousands of Buddhist followers.
Meanwhile, 300 Buddhist monks invited to the event were offered food, drink and cash.
Cambodia, as well as other Buddhism-practicing countries, holds the event annually. It is a public holiday and an occasion where the Buddhist followers are reminded of Buddha and his teachings.
Meak Bochea commemorates a great meeting of Buddha and 1,250 disciples and it is the day where Buddha announced his passing away, which would happen three months later. He correctly predicted his death and it is now remembered as Visak Bochea Day (which also happens to be his birthday and enlightenment day).