Vesak Day festivities begins at the crack of dawn in Singapore, as devout Buddhists gather at temples, monks begin their chanting and acts of generosity are observed by Buddhist organisations and temples.

 

Offerings

Buddhists will bring offerings of flowers, candles, and joss sticks to the temples. The candles and joss sticks will be set alight and allowed to burn down. Unfortunately, the burning of the candles and joss sticks does create pollutants that have a negative effect on your health. The smoke created by the burning of candles and joss sticks can cause dermatological effects with skin irritants, and creating carbon monoxide that causes headaches, dizziness, and nausea.

To help combat these issues, you can give our Fei Fah Therapy Liniment Ointment a try! The ointment when applied, helps to relief headaches, migraines and dizziness, as well as refresh the mind. 

 

 

 

 

Alternatively, our Fei Fah Electric medibalm works wonders in combating the smell of smoke emitted by the burning of candles and joss sticks, and is effective in relieving headaches, dizziness and muscle aches. As an added bonus, 

 

 

 

 

Vegetarian meals

Vegetarian meals are mainly eaten instead of meat dishes to reduce the number of animals that must be killed for food. Some Buddhists will head to a vegetarian restaurants to order their meals, while others will cook a vegetarian meal for themselves and their family. However, with the time taken to perform prayers and offerings, there isn’t a lot of time left in the day to cook such meals.

 

You can give our Sona Double boiler a try to assist you in making delicious vegetarian meals and soups easily. Just throw the ingredients together into the pot, and set it to cook in the morning, and by lunch time, the meal would be ready.

 

 

 

 

Candlelight Processions

Vesak day normally ends with a candlelight procession through the street. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery at Bright Hill Road is a good place to go and get a peek at one such procession. You can see devotees practising the ‘three step, one bow’ ritual, which usually last for about two hours, bowing at every third step, as they pray for world peace, blessings, and repentance.

 

During this time, do ensure that you stay well hydrated, as the weather can be quite hot, especially with the candles and joss sticks smoke in the air. You can bring along your favourite cold beverage in our Artic Tumbler, designed to keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours. With its tapered design, it is easy for the tumbler to fit into almost any car’s cup holders, making it a breeze to bring it around with you during Vesak Day.

 

 

 

 

With these methods, you can ensure a relatively stress-free celebration with your family and close ones.

 

 

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