Next Vesak holiday is on

26th May 2021, Wednesday

What is Vesak?


In the Buddhist calendar, "Vesak" is one of the most important festivals. It is also known as "Visakah Puja", "Buddha Purnima" or "Sinhalese". It celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. The name Vesak is derived from the name of the Buddhist month during which Vesak is celebrated.

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When is Vesak?

How long until Vesak?
Next Vesak takes place in 320 Days.
Dates of Vesak
2023 Friday19th May
2022 Monday16th May
2021 Wednesday26th May
2020 Thursday7th May
2019 Sunday19th May
2018 Tuesday29th May
2017 Wednesday10th May
2016 Friday20th May
2015 Monday1st Jun
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