Vesak Day

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2020 Date7 May 2020
2021 Date26 May 2021
Vesak Day

Vesak Day History

Vesak Day, or the day of the Full Moon, is one of the most important dates on the Buddhist calendar. The date celebrates the birth of Buddha, and coincidently his death, exactly eighty years later. The United Nations General Assembly recognized the day in 1999. Buddhism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and the UN supports the acknowledgment of its role in history.

Vesak Day Facts & Quotes

  • In a time of growing intolerance and inequality, the Buddha’s message of non-violence and service to others is more relevant than ever. UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Vesak Day References and Related Sites

UN: Vesak Day

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