Vesak is without doubt the most significant and revered religious festival commemorated by the Buddhists in Sri Lanka and the world over. In keeping with this practice the Stockholm Buddhist Vihara conducted the Vesak programme on 3rd May 2015. Large number of Buddhist devotees living in Stockholm and the neighbouring cities visited this temple, to participate at the religious activities.
Each and every member of the staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka contributed and actively participated at the event, where by alms were offered to the Buddhist priests, to those who had observed sil and to other devotees paying homage to Lord Buddha at the temple, on the Vesak Day. Staff of the Embassy joined the other Sri Lankans in the religious activities conducted at the temple, that included offering flowers, light and incense with recitation of pali stanzas .
These events all added to the serenity of the Vesak Day celebrations.