Vesak Day Celebrations in Sri Lanka
Siddhartha Gauthama became enlightened at the age of 35 and called Buddha. The Buddha passed away at the age of 80 near Kushinagara, which is in Uttar Pradesh.
It’s a colourful celebration. Buddhists in Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam celebrate Vesak today.
Lanterns for sale in Moratuwa
Lantern making is an art
People throng the streets to buy lanterns
Despite the wet weather condition the celebration continues
Piyaseeli Zoysa and her husband Stanley Zoysa are seen making lanterns for sale. They have been in business for the past seven years
Vesak greeting cards are for sale
Ganegoda Vithana Nilu Arachchige is seen busy making lanterns. He had been making lanterns for more than four decades
Pandol is being made in Moratuwa
Dove on a pandol
Along the Marine drive in Bambalapitty