The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion recognize Hana Matsuri, Buddha’s Birthday

Posted by Carleigh Blaylock
Hana Matsuri is the Floral Festival of Japan and is a religious holiday that symbols Buddha’s birthday. The holiday is celebrated, yearly, in April 8th in the Buddhist temples all over Japan. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion would like to wish our Buddhist friends and family a joyous Hana Matsuri!

April 8th is the anniversary of Buddha’s birth. Those who visit a shrine on his birthday take an offering of fresh spring flowers (cherry blossoms), and so the festival is called Hana Matsuri or Flower Festival. This festival often includes white lanterns and streamers made to look like cherry-blossoms. 

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion advocates for religious diversity and honoring the lived experiences and celebrations of all spiritual and religious communities. We hope that those who celebrate Hana Matsuri find joy and beauty in this sacred day! 

Learn More about Hana Matsuri here:

http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/work.html

https://www.kanpai-japan.com/lifestyle/hana-matsuri-kanbutsue

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