|“Buddha” (1983) by Osamu Tezuka|
- Official name: Vesākha, Buddha Purnima, Vaishaka, Vesak (Also called Buddha's Birthday or Buddha Day)
- Significance: The birth, enlightenment and passing away of Buddha
- Observances: Meditation, observing the eight precepts, partaking of vegetarian food, giving to charity, "bathing" the Buddha
- Length: One day
- Date: Full moon of the month of Vesākha, usually in May; and in 2012, the date is May 6th.
- Greeting: "Bless you with peace!"
- Interfaith Links: Hinduism, birthed in India has heavily influenced and inspired most of the religions which sprung there namely Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism.