When is Vesak 2024?

Vesak 2024 is on Thursday 23rd May, 2024 (23/05/2024) in 33 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 2025

The next occurrence of Vesak is marked in red

When is ...?WeekdayDateDays away
Vesak 2025MondayMay 12th in 387 days
Vesak 2024ThursdayMay 23rd in 33 days
Vesak 2023FridayMay 19th 336 days ago
Vesak 2022MondayMay 16th 704 days ago
Vesak 2021WednesdayMay 26th 1059 days ago
Vesak 2020ThursdayMay 7th 1443 days ago
Vesak 2019SundayMay 19th 1797 days ago
Vesak 2018TuesdayMay 29th 2152 days ago
Vesak 2017WednesdayMay 10th 2536 days ago
Vesak 2016FridayMay 20th 2891 days ago
Vesak 2015MondayJun 1st 3245 days ago
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Quick Facts

Start DateMay 23, 2024
When? Starts in 33 days
Duration1 Day
Type Buddhist Holidays

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