When is Buddha Purnima 2024? Know date, history, significance and more

Buddha Purnima, also known as Vesak or Buddha Jayanti, is one of the most important and auspicious festivals celebrated by Buddhists worldwide. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvana), and death (parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. In 2024, Buddha Purnima falls on the full moon day of the Vaisakha month, according to the Hindu lunar calendar. Numerous countries in Southeast Asia, including Thailand, China, Cambodia, and others, along with India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Tibet, celebrate this occasion with great joy and happiness. Let’s delve deeper into the significance, history, and traditions associated with this revered occasion.

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