When is Vesak 2020?

Vesak 2020 started on Thursday 7th May, 2020 (07/05/2020) 259 days ago

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 847 days
Vesak 2022MondayMay 16th in 479 days
Vesak 2021WednesdayMay 26th in 124 days
Vesak 2020ThursdayMay 7th 259 days ago
Vesak 2019SundayMay 19th 613 days ago
Vesak 2018TuesdayMay 29th 968 days ago
Vesak 2017WednesdayMay 10th 1352 days ago
Vesak 2016FridayMay 20th 1707 days ago
Vesak 2015MondayJun 1st 2061 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMay 7, 2020
When? Ended 259 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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