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‘Vesak Poya’ festival, which is celebrated on a full moon day in May, belongs to which of the following religions?
1. Sikhism
2. Buddhism 
3. Jainism
4. Islam 

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Buddhism 

The correct answer is Buddhism.

  • The 'Vesak Poya' full moon day is the most important in the Buddhist calendar.
  • On this day many Buddhists go to the pagodas in procession to pour water at the foot of the sacred tree in remembrance of the Buddha's Enlightenment.
  • Buddha Day, Buddha Jayanti or Vesak is a very important day for Buddhists to celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha.
  • The Buddha-to-be was born in about the year 563 BCE in the kingdom of the Sakyas (in present-day southern Nepal) on the full moon day of the month of Visakha.

Religion Festivals
Sikhism Baisakhi, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Maghi Festival, Holla Mohalla
Jainism Paryushana, Ashtanhika Parv, Pausha Dashmi, Roth Teej, Shrut Panchami
Islam  Al-Hijra, Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha, Muharram, Eid-ul-Zuha, Bakr-Id

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