Vesak Lanterns - how to make one

Vesak is apart from commemorating the birth, enlightenment and death (parinibbana) of the Buddha, also celebrates the arising of Wisdom in the world shrouded by darkness. This is denoted by lighting lamps, lanterns, bulbs etc. to dispel the darkness during Vesak. In Asian countries and in my case in Sri Lanka, Vesak Lanterns are made by children (and adults) as a part of the celebrations.

It’s a fun thing for kids and adults to do. Here’s another way to do it:

There are collapsed plastic frames available for this and it looks great when hung in or outside the local temple:


Thank you very much, @Mat! Your posts are continually beneficial, and inspire me to live up to the high standard you set for your posts!

With Metta,


@Timothy. You are welcome and a Happy Vesak to you!

With metta