(also Wesak or Visākha)
1The most important Buddhist festival, taking place at the full moon when the sun is in the zodiacal sign of Taurus, and commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha.
More example sentences
- One of the most important festivals of all is Vesak at the full moon in May when the birth, enlightenment and decease of the Buddha are remembered.
- The TPF called off its campaign on the Buddhist festival of Vesak, but warned protests would resume.
- I remember during Vesak and other Buddhist festivals the inmates organised meals and other things for passers-by.
Definition of Vesak in:
- The US English dictionary