Celebration | Day of Vesak - “Fostering World Peace Through Cultural Education”

When :

from Wednesday 27 May, 2015
to Friday 29 May, 2015

Type of event :

Специальное мероприятие

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters / Siège de l'UNESCO, Room I, 125, avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :


Programme in brief:
- Inaugural session
- Symposium (from 9:30 am to 1 pm) and meditation session (from 3 pm to 6 pm), 27 May
- Conferences (from 9 am to 6 pm) and concert at 6:30, 28 May
- Conferences (from 9 am to 5:30 pm)
- Exhibition "Sri Lankan Heritage", from 27 to 29 May
By invitation: vesakcelebrations2015@gmail.com

"Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world. It was on the Day of Vesak two and a half millennia ago, in the year 623 B.C., that the Buddha was born. It was also on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha attained enlightenment, and it was on the Day of Vesak that the Buddha in his eightieth year passed away.

The General Assembly, by its resolution 54/115 of 1999, recognized internationally the Day of Vesak to acknowledge the contribution that Buddhism, one of the oldest religions in the world, has made for over two and a half millennia and continues to make to the spirituality of humanity.