Vesak Day, also known as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Day, is a significant religious festival celebrated by Buddhists around the world. It marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became known as Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Wesak Day falls on the full moon day in the lunar month of Vesakha, which typically occurs in April or May. The festival holds deep spiritual and cultural significance for Buddhists. It is a time for devotees to reflect on the teachings of Buddha, emphasising concepts of compassion, kindness, and enlightenment. Celebrations often include visits to Buddhist temples, where worshippers make offerings of flowers, candles, and incense. Many Buddhists also participate in acts of charity and kindness, known as "dharma," as a way of honouring Buddha's teachings. Additionally, Buddhist rituals, or "puja," are conducted during Vesak Day, involving prayers, chanting, and meditation to express reverence and seek spiritual guidance in accordance with Buddhist traditions.