May 10: “Vesak” The Day of the Full Moon


VESAK DAY 2017
Vesak day is a Buddhist holiday that celebrates the birth of its founder. It is usually observed on the day of the full moon in the month of May.
In most countries in South-East Asia, Vesak is celebrated on the same date as in Thailand, or one day later. In China, dates are about a week earlier.

Monks pray before Vessak Day 2010 in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia (May, 26, 2010)
Image Credit: The Holiday
The exact date of Vesak varies according to the various lunar calendars used in different traditions. In Theravada countries following the Buddhist calendar, it falls on a full moon Uposatha day, typically in the 5th or 6th lunar month.
The significance of Vesak day lies with the Buddha and his universal peace message to mankind.
Source: Buddha net
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