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  1. Vesak is a festive day that commemorates the birth, Enlightenment and passing of Gautama Buddha.
  2. Vesak is also a time for great joy and happiness. (Web site)
  3. Vesak is the most important religious festival of the Buddhist year. (Web site)
  4. Vesak is a large festival celebrated by all countries with a large Buddhist population. (Web site)
  5. Vesak is a public holiday in many Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and so on. (Web site)


  1. See also programme for the Vesak Celebration. (Web site)
  2. Vesak(May), is the most significant month for Buddhists all over the world. (Web site)
  3. In Singapore, there is a very important holiday dedicated to Buddhism called Vesak. (Web site)
  4. The third great event in the Master's life commemorated at Vesak is his parinirvana or passing away. (Web site)
  5. Hence on Vesak Day, Buddhists all over the world commemorate three great events: The birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha. (Web site)

Vesak Day

  1. Click here to see the Vesak day programme. (Web site)
  2. The Society will hold celebrations on Vesak Eve from 7 pm to 10 am and on Vesak Day from 6.30 am to 5 pm. (Web site)
  3. On Vesak Day we remember Sakyamuni Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. (Web site)

Celebrate Vesak

  1. The word Vesak itself is the Sinhalese language word for the Pali word "Visakha". (Web site)
  2. The significance of Vesak lies with the Buddha and His universal message of peace to mankind. (Web site)
  3. From the Lanka Daily News in London came the story of 'Vesak on a grand scale in London'.
  4. The biggest concentration of the Sinhala residents is witnessed on the Sinhala Alut Avurudu days, the Vesak Poya and the Katina Civara Puja ceremony. (Web site)
  5. He will normally celebrate Vesak Day and place a Buddha altar at home, paying homage to him daily.


  1. The Buddha passed away in His 8Oth year on the full-moon day of Vesak. (Web site)
  2. Buddhists celebrate the festival Vesak, a festival that Taoists do not celebrate. (Web site)
  3. ABC will be celebrating Vesak 2002 with a 3-day celebration in front of Alujnied MRT from 25 to 27 May 2002. (Web site)
  4. This is why Vesak is known as the Thrice Blessed Day, as it commemorates the Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. (Web site)
  5. In my hometown, Shan State, Burma, people actually have one day retreat on every full-moon day including Vesak.


  1. In all Vesak celebration, the Gautama Buddha is all we focus on.
  2. Today we are going to meditate to mark Vesak — the day Siddhartha Gautama was born, became a Buddha and passed away.

Full Moon

  1. Vesak falls on the full moon day in the fifth month of the year. (Web site)
  2. The day of his birth is widely celebrated in Buddhist countries as Vesak. (Web site)
  3. And after this unparalleled service to mankind, on the full moon day of Vesak (in the month of May), he passed away into Parinibbana. (Web site)
  4. Every Buddhist household get their illuminations for Vesak ready, at least a fortnight before the day - this holiest of holy days in the Buddhist calendar.
  5. The Buddha of our era, Sakyamuni Gotama, as mentioned earlier, was born in India as a prince on the full moon day of Vesak (May) 2628 years ago. (Web site)


  1. To children, Vesak is a festival of lights, with the lantern being its symbol. (Web site)
  2. Vesak lanterns of various kinds and shapes are lit in Buddhist homes on this day. (Web site)
  3. At important junctions of roads or on vantage points on the highways, the framework for pandals or giant revolving lanterns go up about a month before Vesak. (Web site)


  1. He conducted the great Vesak festival every year.
  2. ANNUAL: The brainchild of Upali Salgado, Vesak Lipi makes its 22nd appearance this year coinciding with the 2550th year of Buddha Jayanthi.


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