(also Wesak or Visākha /viˈsäkə/)
The most important Buddhist festival, commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha, and celebrated at the full moon in the Indian month of Vaishaka (April-May).
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- 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.
Sinhalese vesak, via Pali from Sanskrit vaiśākha, denoting the month April–May.
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