Vesak day is observed on 7 May

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Vesak day is observed on 7 May

  • The day of 7th May is considered as The Vesak Day by the United Nations across the world. the Vesak points out about the Day of the Full Moon. it reminds us of the birth, enlightenment, and Death of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

Lord Gautam Buddha

In the world, the birthday anniversary of Lord Gautam Buddha is observed as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti. on the basis of the Hindu calendar, this day comes on a full moon day in the month of Vaisakh (April/May month). Buddha Purnima will be celebrated on 7th May 2020.

According to Theravada Buddhism, people celebrates as the day when Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama and obtained Nirvana (salvation) under the Mahabodhi tree at Bodh Gaya, Bihar (India), as well as death anniversary.

How Buddhists celebrate Vesak Day?

  • as per the Buddhist calendar, The Vesak full moon day is considered as very important day. On this occassion, many Buddhists go to the pagodas to pour water at the foot of the sacred tree to remise of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.
  • People of countries such as India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka (where it is called Vesak), Burma, Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Laos, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Singapore, and Indonesia love to celebrate Buddha Purnima with great pomp and fervour.
  • United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) accepted to celebrate internationally the Day of Vesak in the year 1999.

About United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) –
President – Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
Headquarters – New York
Founder – United Nations
Founded – 1945

Q.1 why Vesak day is observed on 7 May?

the aim of celebreating Vesak day is to rememberabout the birth, enlightenment, and Death of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

Q.2 How Buddhists celebrate Vesak Day?

Many Buddhists go to the pagodas to pour water at the foot of the sacred tree to remise of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

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