Vesak at the WA Parliament House in 2024


On the 14th May 2024, the Buddhist Council of Western Australia co-hosted Vesak celebration with the Hon Dr Tony Buti MLA Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship; and Multicultural Interests at the WA Parliament House. Every year around May, millions of Buddhists world wide celebrate Vesak to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and final passing away of Gautama the Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

In 1999, the United Nations recognized internationally Vesak Day to acknowledge the contribution that Buddhism, which is one of the oldest religions in the world has made over 2500 years. This day is commemorated annually at the UN Headquarters and other UN offices and missions.

The Committee of the Buddhist Council of Western Australia wishes all a happy and blessed Vesak Day.