Celebrating the death and birth of Buddha on Wesak Day in Sri Lanka.
Title reads: "BUDDHIST CELEBRATIONS".
Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
Crowds going to celebrate death and birth of Buddha - Wesak Day. Various L/Ss crowds entering Temple Trees, official residence of the Prime Minister. C/U crowds going in. L/S and C/U people praying. C/U two women praying. M/S and C/U man and woman praying. L/S crowds praying. C/U woman praying. Panning C/U two women standing holding bunches of leaves. Panning C/U two women. Various shots people being served with food at night banquet. C/U flashing lanterns on roundabout. C/U figure of Buddha surrounded by flashing lights. C/U another figure of Buddha surrounded by flashing lights.
Note: several newspaper articles on file.