The Truc Lam Pagoda in Villebon sur Yvette city in the suburbs of Paris held a solemn ceremony to mark the 2,555 th birthday anniversary of Lord Buddha.

Attending the ceremony were Vietnamese Ambassador to France Le Kinh Tai, Head of the Vietnamese mission to UNESCO Ambassador Duong Van Quang, Buddhist followers and people in Villebon sur Yvette city and surrounding areas.

At the ceremony, after emphasising the significance of the Buddha’s birthday celebration, Most Venerable Thich Phuoc Duong hosted a Buddha washing ritual to pray for peace , good health and happiness./.