Muni Shukadeva Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Shukadeva Muni, the son of the Sage Vyasa (Veda Vyasa Maharshi). In 2017, Muni Shukadeva Jayanti date is April 26.
Muni Shukadeva Jayanti falls on Jyeshta Amavasya (in North Indian Hindi calendars) and Vaishakha Amavasya (in Amavasyant calendars) as per some calendars.
Shukadeva Muni was the main narrator of the Bhagavata Purana. Most of the Bhagavata Purana consists of Shuka reciting the story to the dying king Parikshit. Shuka is depicted as a sannyasi, renouncing the world in pursuit of moksha(liberation), which most narratives assert that he achieved.
In 2016, Muni Shukadeva Jayanti date was May 6.