When is Vesak 2023?

Vesak 2023 started on Friday 19th May, 2023 (19/05/2023) 20 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 703 days
Vesak 2024ThursdayMay 23rd in 349 days
Vesak 2023FridayMay 19th 20 days ago
Vesak 2022MondayMay 16th 388 days ago
Vesak 2021WednesdayMay 26th 743 days ago
Vesak 2020ThursdayMay 7th 1127 days ago
Vesak 2019SundayMay 19th 1481 days ago
Vesak 2018TuesdayMay 29th 1836 days ago
Vesak 2017WednesdayMay 10th 2220 days ago
Vesak 2016FridayMay 20th 2575 days ago
Vesak 2015MondayJun 1st 2929 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMay 19, 2023
When? Ended 20 days ago
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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