Vesak is the most important Buddhist Festival held on the full moon of the ancient lunar month of Vesakha, which usually falls in May annually.
Millions of Buddhists worldwide* celebrate Vesak Day on Saturday 18th of May 2019, an officially recognised United Nations (UN) observance that commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvna), and death (Parinirvna) of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
*(Particularly Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar)
In 2015, we celebrated our first Vesak Day event in the Region at the Queens Garden which was generously supported by Greater Shepparton City Council, Ethnic Council of Shepparton, People Supporting People, Shepparton Interfaith Network, local Buddhist community. For the fifth consecutive year we celebrated Vesak Day 2019