Wesak day - Wesak Day in Malaysia

The name Vesak comes from the Sanskrit word Vaisakha, which is the name of the lunar month falling between April and May on the Gregorian calendar.

This is a public holiday in those areas, and as such, the general population has the day off.

The exhausting two-hour procession actually begins 24 hours before, when many reserve a place in the procession.

Laypeople bring flowers and offerings to the temples, where they may also meditate and listen to talks.


It is also expected that they refrain from killing of any kind therefore, they are encouraged to eat vegetarian food for the day.

Buddhism is practiced by around 500 million people across the globe, in dozens of countries.

People approach the altar reverently, fill a ladle with water or tea, and pour it over the figure to "wash" the baby.

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Description: This day is commemorated annually at the UN Headquarters and other UN offices and missions.

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Buddhists celebrate Vesak by decorating their temples with flowers and other decorations.
The holiday is usually observed during the first full moon in May according to the lunar calendar.
It commemorates theenlightenment, and death of Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as Buddha.

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    Wesak Day is celebrated on the Sunday that is closest to May’s full moon. This holiday is one of the most important festivals in the Buddhist calendar as it commemorates three significant events in Gautama Buddha’s life – namely his birthday, his enlightenment and his passing away.
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    (CNN) — Every spring, thousands of monks gather at the ancient Borobudur Temple in Java, Indonesia, on the most important day on the Buddhist calendar: Buddha Day. Also known as Waisak Day or Vesak .
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    Wesak is the most important of the Buddhist festivals and is celebrated on the full moon in May. In 2022 Wesak takes place on Friday 6 May. How is Wesak celebrated? Wesak is a very colourful and .
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    Hari Wesak jatuh pada Ahad pertama setiap bulan penuh Mei. Hari cuti ini merupakan salah satu sambutan yang paling penting dalam kalendar Penganut Buddha kerana ia memperingati tiga peristiwa penting dalam kehidupan Gautama Buddha – hari lahirnya, kehidupan semula dan kematiannya.
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    The Day of Vesak commemorates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death. In 1999, the UN recognized internationally Vesak Day to acknowledge the contribution that Buddhism, one of the oldest religions in the world, has made for over 2500 years. This day is commemorated annually at the UN Headquarters and other UN offices and missions.
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