When is Vesak 2021?

Vesak 2021 is on Wednesday 26th May, 2021 (26/05/2021) in 642 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 1365 days
Vesak 2022MondayMay 16th in 997 days
Vesak 2021WednesdayMay 26th in 642 days
Vesak 2020ThursdayMay 7th in 258 days
Vesak 2019SundayMay 19th 95 days ago
Vesak 2018TuesdayMay 29th 450 days ago
Vesak 2017WednesdayMay 10th 834 days ago
Vesak 2016FridayMay 20th 1189 days ago
Vesak 2015MondayJun 1st 1543 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMay 26, 2021
When? Starts in 642 days
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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