This is one of the main Buddhist holidays. Translated from the Tibetan language means "Festival of a thousand offerings." This common Buddhist holiday is celebrated on the full moon day of the first summer month of the lunar calendar, which falls at the end of May - the beginning of June of the Gregorian calendar. The Indian name for this month is Skt. vishakha, pali vesak - stuck with this holiday.
Vesak is considered the most important of all Buddhist holidays and lasts for a week. On the eve of the holiday, believers send greeting cards to their friends and relatives, which, as a rule, depict memorable events from the life of the Buddha.
Vesak is a common Buddhist holiday dedicated to the three most important events in the life of Buddha Shakyamuni: his Birth (Jayanti), Enlightenment (Bodhi) and Departure to Nirvana (Parinirvana). 80 years have passed between the first and the last events. Buddha became enlightened at the age of 35. Since most Buddhist schools believe that these events took place on the same day of the year, a single celebration is established in their memory.
The date of the holiday is calculated annually according to astrological tables. But due to differences in astrological calculations, given that in each territory the lunar day begins at its own time, the dates of the holiday may not coincide in different countries.
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