Visakha Bucha Day 2013 falls on Friday, May 24th. it is one of the most important buddhist holidays and therefore celebrated extensively. Find some more general information below:
VISAKHA BUCHA (Vesak) means the worship of Buddha on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month. This usually happens during May. In the case of a year with an extra eighth lunar month – Adhikamasa (there are 13 full moons in that year) – the Visakha Bucha Day falls on the full moon day of the seventh lunar month.
BIRTH – ENLIGHTENMENT – PASSING AWAY
Visakha Bucha Day is one of the most important days in Buddhism because of three important incidents in the life of Buddha, i.e. birth, enlightenment and passing away. All of these miraculously fall on the same month and date, the Vesak full moon day...