Buddha Jayanti, Vesak Day

image from Pembroke 43 - permission requested
Thai Buddhists in Phuket marked this special day by sparing the lives of 19 cows, some birds and some fish - this year also was in commemoration of the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of the Lord Buddha, or Buddha Jayanti.
Vesak Day is celebrated to commemorate the three major events in Buddha’s life – his birth, enlightenment and passing away.

 I read about this celebration in the Phuket Gazette that it was celebrated in Phuket but nobody can tell me much more.

I understand that the celebration took place in Sapan Hin (more reasons to visit) at the auspicious time of 9:09 am.

Do you know more?