The procession commenced at 8 p.m. on May 15, with Buddhists accompanying monks carrying a Buddha statue for one kilometer from An Quang Pagoda to Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda in District 10.
This event is one of many organized by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Ho Chi Minh City to commemorate the 2,568th birthday of Buddha.
Paper lanterns illuminated the procession, creating a serene atmosphere.
Monks carried a Buddha statue with reverence during the procession.
Traffic came to a respectful halt as the procession made its way through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.
Children also participated in the procession, adding to the sense of community and spiritual celebration.
Monks prepared for a grand ceremony at Vietnam Quoc Tu Pagoda, ready to perform rituals and prayers.
Followers showed their devotion by giving a Buddha statue a ceremonial shower, a tradition believed to demonstrate respect and cleanse the soul.
Buddhists engaged in various rituals and prayers, seeking peace and safety for themselves and their community.

The procession and rituals united the Buddhist community in a celebration of their faith and traditions.