When is Vesak 2020?

Vesak 2020 is on Thursday 7th May, 2020 (07/05/2020) in 70 days

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.

Dates for Vesak from 2015 to 2023

The next occurrence of Vesak is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Vesak 2023FridayMay 19th in 1177 days
Vesak 2022MondayMay 16th in 809 days
Vesak 2021WednesdayMay 26th in 454 days
Vesak 2020ThursdayMay 7th in 70 days
Vesak 2019SundayMay 19th 283 days ago
Vesak 2018TuesdayMay 29th 638 days ago
Vesak 2017WednesdayMay 10th 1022 days ago
Vesak 2016FridayMay 20th 1377 days ago
Vesak 2015MondayJun 1st 1731 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMay 7, 2020
When? Starts in 70 days
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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