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Vesak Day Event

Wed, May 26


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Vesak Day Event

Join in celebrating Vesak Day event.

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Time & Location

May 26, 2021, 5:00 PM

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About the Event


Vesak is the most important holy day of the Buddhist calendar, commemorating the day of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing away. While the name and date vary somewhat in Buddhist countries according to national customs, it is generally observed on the full moon day in May. In 1999, Vesak received official recognition from the United Nations as a major world religious holiday.

How many Buddhists are there in the United States?

According to a study by the Pew Research Center, Religious Composition by Country, 2010-2050, there are more than 3.5 million Buddhists in the U.S., making it the third largest religion in the country. The majority of American Buddhists are Asian Americans, but there are Buddhists in the United States from every ethnic and cultural background. In addition to those who consider themselves Buddhist, Buddhism has significantly influenced the lives of countless other Americans culturally, intellectually, and spiritually.

Join Buddhists from all around the world to celebrate peace, love, & unity by lighting a candle on May 26, 2021 at 5pm (your time).

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