Buddha Purnima, also known as Vesak or Buddha Jayanti, is a Buddhist holiday that celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha. This year, it will be observed on Friday, May 05, 2023. It falls on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Vaisakh (April/May) and is the most important festival in the Buddhist calendar. On this day, Buddhists around the world gather to pay homage to the Buddha and to celebrate his teachings of compassion, wisdom, and peace. They perform special prayers, and meditations, and engage in acts of charity. In some countries, Buddhist temples are decorated with flowers and lights, and processions are organized with Buddhist flags and musical instruments. Buddha Purnima is a time to reflect on the teachings of the Buddha and to renew one’s commitment to the path of spiritual growth and liberation.