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    Wesak Celebrations for Buddha in Ceylon. Decorative illuminations, prayers and temples

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    Colombo, Ceylon

    WESAK CELEBRATIONS IN CEYLON.

    Various shots of the illuminations for Wesak celebrations in the streets of Ceylon. VS Buddha statues. Amazing display of highly decorative lanterns covered in pom-poms and beads.

    CU of the rare "Kadu-Pul" plant in bloom. Rare footage - the plant only flowers once a year, for one hour at midnight.

    Buddhists lighting candles, burning incense and offering prayers at the giant temples in Colombo. The Wesak Celebrations are to commemorate the 2,511th anniversary of the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.

    (Orig. Neg.)

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    Film ID:
    3243.08
    Media URN:
    90564
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1968
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:21:00 / 01:26:34:00
    Canister:
    UN 4353 B

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