When is Vesak 2021?

Vesak 2021 started on Wednesday 26th May, 2021 (26/05/2021) 1091 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 2025

The next occurrence of Vesak is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Vesak 2025MondayMay 12th in 355 days
Vesak 2024ThursdayMay 23rd Tomorrow
Vesak 2023FridayMay 19th 368 days ago
Vesak 2022MondayMay 16th 736 days ago
Vesak 2021WednesdayMay 26th 1091 days ago
Vesak 2020ThursdayMay 7th 1475 days ago
Vesak 2019SundayMay 19th 1829 days ago
Vesak 2018TuesdayMay 29th 2184 days ago
Vesak 2017WednesdayMay 10th 2568 days ago
Vesak 2016FridayMay 20th 2923 days ago
Vesak 2015MondayJun 1st 3277 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMay 26, 2021
When? Ended 1091 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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