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Wed, May 15


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Birthday of Buddha

Buddha Day, also known as Vesak, celebrates Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment (Nibbāna), and death (Parinirvāna) in the Theravada or East Asian tradition. The holiday is marked with religious ceremonies at temples, as well as meditation and reflection on Buddha’s teachings.

Birthday of  Buddha
Birthday of  Buddha

Time & Location

May 15, 2024, 12:00 AM

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About the event

Buddha Day is celebrated every first full moon of the ancient lunar month of Vesakha, which usually falls in May or June. This year, it takes place on May 15. This day is celebrated to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and death of Siddhartha Gautama. It is celebrated in countries where Buddhism is present, including core Buddhist countries such as Nepal, China, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Laos. Click HERE to view the resources developed by National Today. See Community Connected Resources HERE.

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