Vesak 2019 Greetings: 2019 will see Vesak celebration on 18 May. Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima Buddha Jayanti, and Buddha Day, is a day dedicated to the birth of Lord Buddha. The history of celebrating Buddha Jayanti or Vesak dates back to 1950 when Vesak as Buddha's birthday was made into a formal event to be celebrated each year after the first conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists. Here are some of the best Vesak greetings you can share with your loved ones on Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram