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Sri Lanka Festivals and Events


Navam Perahera
Undoubtedly Colombo's grandest outdoor parade, the Navam Perahera is a fine display of Sri Lanka's traditional forms of art. There are performances by rhythmic dancers and drummers from around the island in a procession of over 100 caparisoned elephants.


Independence Day
4th February, 2000
On the 4th of February 1948, Ceylon (as it was then known) gained Independence; an anniversary which is celebrated with pomp and pageantry.


A thrice blessed day for Buddhists, Vesak commemorates the birth of Buddha, his attaining Enlightment, and his passing away into Nibbana. Lanterns and huge illuminated displays decorates the streets. Roadside stalls distributes free refreshments to passers by.


Kite Festival
October, 2000
A blare of colour and a menageric of assorted shapes and sizes make up this spectacular contest held by the sea, in the heart of Colombo.


November, 2000
This "festival of lights" is observed to welcome Lakshmi the Godess of wealth and fortune into Hindu homes which are gaily lit up with oil lamps and lights.


25th December, 2000
Sri Lanka's significant Christian population enjoys the universal joys of Christmas with singing of carols, giving of gifts and other festive fairs.




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