Aside from the colorful lanterns, the occasion is also celebrated with the giving of alms by different groups of people. The alms could be meals, snacks, sweets, drinks, and other nourishments to passers by, neighbors, and the less fortunate.
Unfortunately, the last few Colombo nights have been mired with torrential downpours, which I hear is quite common on this festive weekend, so getting out to enjoy the lanterns at night has been a bit of a struggle.
I’m also a little sad that my drone is still out of commission. I would have loved to have shot some aerial footage with all of the lanterns lit up in all its glory down below.
Anyways, this won’t be my last Vesak Day in Sri Lanka so I’m not too bummed about not seeing the lanterns this time around. There’s always next year. 😁