The Thai Post has issued a stamp to commemorate 2600 years of the Buddha's Enlightenment, or Visak Day.
According to Buddhism, The Lord Buddha had attained enlightenment at the age of 35. Forty five years after his enlightenment, he passed away at the age of 80. It was then that the Buddhist Era (B.E.) began. Thus, this year Visakhapuja Day marks the occasion of 2,600 years of Buddha's enlightenment. Celebration and ritual ceremonies to worship Lord Buddha are planned in all the country.