Recognized as most important memorial day in Buddhism, The Visakhapuja Day reminds Buddhists the important of Lord Buddha’s teachings, both spiritually and socially. The day marks the same day – the full moon night of the sixth lunar month – when Lord Buddha was born into this world, attained enlightenment 35 years later, and passed away when he was 80.
VISAKHA BUCHA (Vesak) means the worship of the Buddha on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month. It usually falls in May. In the case of a year with an extra eighth lunar month–Adhikamasa (there are 13 full moons in that year)– the Visakhapuja Day falls on the full moon day of the seventh lunar month.