The Lord Buddha attained enlightenment at the age of 35 and passed away at the age of 80. It was then that the Buddhist Era (B.E.) begins. Year 2012 marks the occasion of 2,600 years of Buddha's enlightenment.
Thailand Post has issued a commemorative cover and stamp in conjunction with this occasion, as well as to pay homage to the Lord Buddha and to publicise the United Nations Day of Vesak.
The stamp design illustrates the Buddha image in meditation, with the Bodhi leaf at the background.
Date of Issue : 2 Jun 2012
Postmark : Bangkok
Denomination : 3 Baht
Stamp Size : 36mm x 51mm
Printing Process : Lithography, Multi-colour
A LIL' NOTE
In conjunction with 2013 Vesak Day celebration, which is today, have chosen to share above cover on this special day.
" Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the greatest relationship. "
[ Quote : Buddha ]
Happy Vesak Day!