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Vesak

Definition: All Buddhists, no matter the country, celebrate three main events in the life of Buddha; his birth, enlightenment and paranirvana.

Many celebrate all three as one event. Usually on the day of the fourth full moon after the lunar new year, or the Sunday closest to that day.

Celebrated around the second Sunday in May.

Elsewhere on the Web:

Significance of Vesak
Origins and understandings of Vesak.
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