May 20 – Day of Vesak
The day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born. It was also on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha attained enlightenment, and it was on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha in his eightieth year passed away.
The Day of Vesak is a United Nations Day of Observance. For a quick overview of Buddhism, Elementary students now can view the appropriate segment of CVE's, My Religion series....read more