Wesak- 卫塞 - the birthday of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama.
Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple, Brickfields,KL,Malaysia. விசாக்
Buddha Purnima in India
In India, Vesak Day is known as Buddha Purnima. On this day, Buddhists do not eat meat. This is considered an act of compassion towards animals. People are encouraged to perform other acts of kindness such as sharing food with the poor. Some people even set up road stalls providing free, clean drinking water. Buddha Purnima 2011 will be celebrated on Tuesday, 17 May 2011 in India.
"Since I will not be able to join in the Wesak festivities tomorrow, I would like to wish all Malaysian Buddhists a meaningful Wesak Day!"
PM- Malaysia ,Mohd Najib Tun Razak.
Najib said he was able to appreciate the diversified religious celebrations in the country and observed that all religions also shared common values of humanity and moderation.