An exhibition of Buddhist sutra books and other publications opened in Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, on May 7, starting a week of celebrations of Buddha’s 2558th birthday.

The exhibition, which will last until May 13, puts on show 222 publications, including ancient prayer books in Chinese and Vietnam’s ancient Nom scripts as well as more contemporary versions in modern Vietnamese.

The same day, a ceremony was held at Tu Dam Pagoda in Hue to begin a week of sutra chanting on the occasion of Buddha’s birthday, praying for the country’s development, ever- lasting Buddhism, peace for the world and happiness for the people.-VNA