15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Old and Young

Nepali Buddhist devotee and monks were carrying candles to celebrate a Buddhist festival. Candles are a traditional part of Buddhist rituals. The light of the burning candle flame symbolizes the enlightenment of the Buddha.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Yan Li