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When is Vesak in 2017?

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Vesak in 2017 will be observed on Wednesday, 10th May.

Vesak is also known as “Buddha Purnima” and “Buddha Day”. The Vesak festival celebrates three major events in the life of the Buddha: his birth, Enlightenment and passing away on the full moon of the 6th lunar month (May).

It is the most important festival in the Buddhist lunar calendar. Families bring food, candles, and flowers to the monks in the monasteries. In return, the monks chant the scriptures, lead a period of meditation and give teachings on the themes of the festival.

However, Vesak in 2017 will be observed on Wednesday, 10th May. Houses and streets are cleaned and decorated with Buddhist flags and flowers. During the Vesak celebration, an image of the new-born Buddha – in the gesture of pointing to the Truth – is usually displayed in the shrine room.