Today is a very special full moon - its known as the Vesak Poya for us Sri Lankans. what is it? Vesak is the day we celebrate Lord Buddha's Birthday (much like Christmas)… over 75% of Sri Lankan are Buddhists and we celebrate it Vesak with style, with lanterns and light festivals and pandols.
so today after 6 pm we light out our lanterns, here is how my house looks;
then i just went around the neighborhood to see what they have done… here is what i found...
this is the most common type of lanterns.. they come in all kinds of sizes and colors..
here is a close up, they have even added glitter
another design, sorry about the blurriness, it was moving to the wind…
some vibrant ones!!!
isn't this cool!!
look at the hand holding the lotus flower!!!
Hope you enjoyed this post, i'm really enjoying this blessed holiday out here.