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Buddha's Birthday in Cholon (District 5) - 2012

Buddhist Celebration in District 5 (Cholon)

Over a week ago I was heading home in District 5 when I ran into a parade procession.  A bunch of floats at least 2 miles long where heading towards Cholon.  I got caught right in the middle of it, had no idea what was going on.  A traffic policeman was directing me to move forward when a float ran right into me.  Luckily a security guard grabbed the rear of my bike and I was able to clear free of the float.  I ended up heading towards Huong Vuong street where I was able to get in front of the procession before heading back to District 1.

I learned later that the following weekend was Buddha’s Birthday.  Odd, this was the first time in 8 years I ever knew they had parades like this in Cholon. (more…)

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