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(Photo Courtesy of CNA)
Taipei, May 14 (CNA) A Buddha bathing ceremony, called Buddha's Day-Mother's Day-Tzu Chi's Day and organized by the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, was held in the square of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

President Tsai Ing-wen attended the event and prayed for peace and prosperity for Taiwan, with an estimated 20,000 people in attendance.

Former president Ma Ying-jeou and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je also attended.

Tzu Chi, one of the four largest Buddhist groups in Taiwan, also held Buddha bathing ceremonies at its Hualien headquarters, in Kaohsiung as well as Tanzi and Qingshui districts in Taichung at 7 a.m. on Sunday.

Buddha's birthday is normally celebrated in East Asia in early or mid-May.