Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima, celebrates of Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. In the table below, you will find when Buddha Purnima/Vesak is official marked and celebrated in India over a span of 15 years. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downloadable as a csv. Signup here to get started.

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Year Day of the Week Date Name
2010
Thursday May 27 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2011
Tuesday May 17 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2012
Sunday May 6 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2013
Saturday May 25 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2014
Wednesday May 14 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2015
Monday May 4 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2016
Saturday May 21 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2017
Wednesday May 10 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2018
Monday April 30 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2019
Saturday May 18 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2020
Thursday May 7 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2021
Wednesday May 26 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2022
Monday May 16 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2023
Friday May 5 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2024
Thursday May 23 Buddha Purnima/Vesak
2025
Monday May 12 Buddha Purnima/Vesak

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