Mahayana New Year, also known as “Vesak,” is a traditional Buddhist holiday that commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of the Buddha. It is considered one of the most important events in the Buddhist calendar.
The origins of the holiday can be traced back to ancient India, where the Buddha lived and taught. It is believed that the holiday was first celebrated by Buddhist monks and nuns, who would gather together to pay tribute to the Buddha. Over time, the holiday spread to other regions in Asia, and eventually to other parts of the world, becoming a widely celebrated event among Mahayana Buddhists.