Gold leaf and buddhist traditions: Visakha Bucha day, July 2015

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Thai Buddhists put gold leaf on the face of a giant Buddha statue for good luck at Royal Field in Bangkok.

Did you know?
Putting god leaf over buddha statues is one of the traditional activities of  Visakha Bucha day, one of the holiest days in Buddhism commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and death/passing into nirvana of the Buddha.