Vesak Day

Vesak Day, Buddha Jayanti or Buddha Purnima, is a South and Southeast Asia holiday. It falls on a full moon day in the month of Vaisakh in the Hindu calendar, around April and May each year.

Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of Gautama Buddha, the religious leader from Ancient India. He was the founder of the world religion of Buddhism.

Buddhists believe that if they perform good deeds on Vesak Day, the merits they achieve will be multiplied many times over. Merit is a beneficial and protective force that accumulates from good deeds and acts. Merits will bring good results and determine the next life's quality. As a result, merits are important practices to Buddhists.

There are many celebrations among Buddhist communities on Vesak Day, and many will decorate their templates.

The following is the list of Vesak Day from 2022 to 2026.

Vesak DayMay 15, 2022Sunday
Vesak DayMay 05, 2023Friday
Vesak DayMay 23, 2024Thursday
Vesak DayMay 12, 2025Monday
Vesak DayMay 31, 2026Sunday

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