Buddha Purnima or more popularly known in Malaysia as Wesak is a Buddhist festival that celebrates Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. Wesak falls on the full moon day of the 4th month in the Chinese lunar calendar or normally in the month of May in the Gregorian calendar. Wesak is a gazetted holiday in many Buddhist countries and non-Buddhist countries with large Buddhist population such as Malaysia and Singapore.

On Wesak Day, Buddhists will visit the temple and pay homage to the Buddha, listen to Dharma talks, perform ‘dana’ for monks, give to charities and attend pujas and ceremonies.