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Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival: 21-25 May 2016

In view of celebrating the Vesak festival in May this year, the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo together with the Prime Minister’s Office is organizing a “ Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival – 2016” to be held from 21st to 25th May at the Gangarama Temple, Temple Trees, the Beira Lake roundabout and surrounding areas in Colombo.


The Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival would consist of Vesak exhibitions and competition, Vesak artwork, lanterns, etc.. by school children, special Vesak ornamentation to be displayed by Beira Lake, Vesak bakthi Geetha, Vesak epic theatre/ballet, street dramas, Puppet shows and Vesak Pandols and Dansal.  Sacred Relics of the Lord Buddha will also be exhibited at Temple Trees during the festival.


The organizers are requested to publicize the festival with cultural and religious associations, friendship associations, tourism, etc. to highlight the national festival and encourage people to attend.


The temple is making arrangements to have stalls of minimum size 10x10 feet to be made available for countries too use for display/decoration.


Further information in this regard you may obtain from the Mission by 62544595-7

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