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Celebrating May 3 Around the World

Soka Gakkai members in Kenya at the May 3 celebration in Nairobi. Photo by Seikyo Press.

To celebrate May 3, Soka Gakkai Day, meetings were held around the world. Soka Gakkai Day commemorates the inaugurations of Josei Toda as second president of the Soka Gakkai on May 3, 1951, and Daisaku Ikeda as third president on May 3, 1960. It is also Soka Gakkai Mother’s Day. On May 1, members in Kenya gathered in Nairobi, connecting online with venues across the country. On the same day, meetings were also held in Hong Kong, Thailand, Chile, Austria and Portugal.

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