Today’s Buddha’s Enlightenment Day (Rohatsu). To those of you that have never heard of this, here is a nice quick summary….

Rohatsu A day traditionally honored as the day of the Buddha’s enlightenment. While deep in meditation under a bodhi tree, he attained enlightenment upon seeing the morning star just at dawn; celebrated on the 8th day either of December or of the 12th month of the lunar calendar.  SOURCE