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The Ploughing Festival

The Ploughing Festival

The Ploughing Festival is a festival held in recognition of Buddha's visit to the fields to watch the plough at the age of seven and is an ancient royal rite held in many Asian countries to mark the traditional beginning of the rice growing season.

It celebrates the Buddha's first moment of enlightenment, which is said to have happened when the Buddha was seven years old, when he had gone with his father to watched the ploughing. It is observed in May. 

 

The Ploughing Festival