When is Vesak 2023?

Vesak 2023 is on Friday 19th May, 2023 (19/05/2023) in 1517 days

What is Vesak?


In the Buddhist calendar, Vesak is one of the most crucial holidays. It is also known as Visakah Puja, Buddha Purnima or Sinhalese. It celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Gautama Buddha. The name of the Buddhist month is the genesis of the word “Vesak”.

Dates for Vesak from 2015 to 2023

The next occurrence of Vesak is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Vesak 2023FridayMay 19th in 1517 days
Vesak 2022MondayMay 16th in 1149 days
Vesak 2021WednesdayMay 26th in 794 days
Vesak 2020ThursdayMay 7th in 410 days
Vesak 2019SundayMay 19th in 56 days
Vesak 2018TuesdayMay 29th 298 days ago
Vesak 2017WednesdayMay 10th 682 days ago
Vesak 2016FridayMay 20th 1037 days ago
Vesak 2015MondayJun 1st 1391 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMay 19, 2023
When? Starts in 1517 days
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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