A festival of lights held in May, Vesak is when the entire country is adorned with lanterns, lightening up the entire country in the gentle glow of flickering lanterns calmly blowing in the gentle breeze. Vesak is the full moon or poya day that marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha. Though the religious aspect is just for a day, the celebrations go on for a week. The entire country lights up in an array of lights that transform normal streets into works of art. Come walk around the streets with the locals as your eyes feast upon beautifully created lanterns and colourful pandols. Come enjoy Vesak with Hayleys Tours.