When To Celebrate?

posted Feb 25, 2011, 4:17 AM by Jundo Cohen   [ updated Mar 20, 2011, 7:25 PM ]

Vesak is celebrated at various, changing times in April and May in Asia depending on the year and country. It is celebrated each year on April 8th in Japan, other days in other lands. For this reason, families can either follow the custom in one Asian country for that year, or adopt the week of April 8th. An April day may be a convenient time for families to celebrate, due to the nearness of school holidays accompanying Easter and "Spring Break."

To find out when Vesak is celebrated in countries of Asia outside Japan, here is a schedule: WHEN IS BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY?