Minnesota Paper Reports on Sikh and Buddhist Holidays

May 13, 2000

Source: Star Tribune

On May 13, 2000, the Star Tribune reported on the Sikh commemoration of "the Martyrdom Day of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth guru in Sikhism. He assembled the Adi Granth and built the famous Golden Temple at Amritsar." The article also noted that "Thursday begins the Buddhist celebration of Visakha Puja Day, or the full moon day of the sixth lunar month. Buddhists of the southern tradition celebrate this as the day Buddha was born, attained enlightenment and died."