Wesak

noun
We·​sak | \ ˈweˌsäk \
plural -s

Definition of Wesak

: the Buddhist New Year festival celebrating the birthday of the Buddha at the May full moon

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History and Etymology for Wesak

Sinhalese, Baisakh (month of the Hindu year), from Sanskrit Vaiśākha

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“Wesak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wesak. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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