Buddhist dignitaries from 80 different countries around the world have joined the World Vesak Day Celebration, held in Thailand’s Ayutthaya province.

As the president of International Council of the United Nations Day of Vesak (ICUNDV), Dr. Phra Dharmakosajarn, Rector of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (MCU) in Thailand, on this occasion, said Vesak Celebration has for years been held to celebrate the Lord Buddha’s birthday and his enlightenment as well as commemorating his passing.

It is also considered an international celebration day, he added.

Meanwhile, Somdet Phra Maharatchamongkhalachan said that Vesak Day is important for Buddhists around the world. Moreover, the UN has designated this day as one the world's most important days, during which many religious activities are held.-VNA