When is Vesak 2020?

Vesak 2020 is on Thursday 7th May, 2020 (07/05/2020) in 202 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 1309 days
Vesak 2022MondayMay 16th in 941 days
Vesak 2021WednesdayMay 26th in 586 days
Vesak 2020ThursdayMay 7th in 202 days
Vesak 2019SundayMay 19th 151 days ago
Vesak 2018TuesdayMay 29th 506 days ago
Vesak 2017WednesdayMay 10th 890 days ago
Vesak 2016FridayMay 20th 1245 days ago
Vesak 2015MondayJun 1st 1599 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMay 7, 2020
When? Starts in 202 days
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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