Thanks for the photos bhante.
My Vesak Day was a little more low key... 7 precepts, reading some of the Mindfulness In Plain English PDF you sent me, and reading a Dhamma talk from Ajahn Lee.
And now that it's tomorrow, I just finished eating the piece of cake I didn't have for dinner last night.
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'." (Snp 3.6)
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)