Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin conveyed their messages and hopes for Vesak Day 2568 BE on Thursday.

In an Instagram post, President Widodo—popularly known as Jokowi—expressed hope that good things would happen during the Vesak Day celebration.

"Happy Vesak Day, 2568 BE. May happiness, peace, and wisdom always surround us all," Jokowi said.

He also posted an illustration showing Buddhists celebrating Vesak Day at Borobudur Temple and an illustration about the festive lantern festival.

On the same social media platform, Vice President Amin expressed hope that the momentum of Vesak Day would strengthen tolerance and harmony.

"The momentum of Vesak Day can increase wisdom and true happiness for Buddhists while strengthening harmony and tolerance between religious communities in Indonesia. Happy Vesak Day," he stated.

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