Vesak day is celebrated on the full moon in May, marking the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha.

Vesak day is considered as the most important Buddhist holiday, which provides an opportunity for Buddhists to gain their own enlightenment.

A time of joy and happiness, Buddhists celebrate Vesak Day by cleaning and decorating their homes with flowers, candles and incense sticks. On this day vegetarian meals are consumed, and acts of kindness are shown in various forms like sharing food with those less fortunate, blood donations to hospitals and making gifts for charities.

It is believed the good deeds of this day will be returned in the future, as well as the unfavourable deeds. It is also conceded that Buddha makes an appearance in a secluded valley in the Himalayas for a brief time at the full moon of Vesak.

The Huddle wishes a Happy Vesak to those celebrating.