Asia Album: Celebrating Vesak Festival in Sri Lanka

2022-05-14 10:43:06
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A vendor sells lanterns ahead of the Vesak Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 13, 2022. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

COLOMBO, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The Vesak Festival, which falls on May 15 this year, is one of the holiest festivals celebrated in Sri Lanka as it marks the birth, enlightenment and demise of Lord Buddha.

A vendor sells lanterns ahead of the Vesak Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 13, 2022. (Photo by Gayan Sameera/Xinhua)

A vendor sells lanterns ahead of the Vesak Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 13, 2022. (Photo by Gayan Sameera/Xinhua)

Vendors sell lanterns ahead of the Vesak Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 13, 2022. (Photo by Gayan Sameera/Xinhua)

A woman makes Vesak Lanterns in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 13, 2022. (Photo by Gayan Sameera/Xinhua)

A vendor (R) sells lanterns ahead of the Vesak Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 13, 2022. (Photo by Gayan Sameera/Xinhua)