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Celebration Redefined- Festivals Of Sri Lanka

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Srilanka the island nation is a country with people of various faiths, religion and beliefs. The outcome comes out to be an amalgamation of celebration of very unique festivals. Celebrating different festivals with full zeal and enthusiasm is the other name for the way of life of Sri Lankans. This tear drop nation boasts of celebrating some festivals of Srilanka which is rare to be found in any part of the world. Come and be a part.

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Duruthu

Every year, the full moon day in the month of January sees the wholesome observation of the Duruthu festival in Kelaniya, located at 10 km from Colombo. This three night’s long gala with huge processions where elephants, dancers and drummers entertain the onlookers is celebrated to mark the maiden visit of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka.

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The month of May comes with the most significant festival in Buddhism in Sri Lanka as well as for the Buddhist all over the globe. Celebrated with honor and devotion, this full moon day commemorates the birth, illumination and salvation of Lord Buddha. The people of Sri Lanka decorate their houses with the unique Vesak lanterns and other electric lights apart from going to the worship places to say prayers. The towns and cities are covered with temporary tents with sparkling lighting arrangements with a free meal service.

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Poson

The rigorous celebration of this festival can be seen in one of the most significant places in Sri Lanka- Anuradhapura. On this auspicious day in the month of June, Buddhism was first introduced in Sri Lanka by Arahat Mahinda. Massive and attractive processions are the signature of Poson festival.

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Esala

Observed in a magnanimous manner that runs for ten straight days, Esala is at its best in Kandy, a major city and a tourist hub. Like other festivals in Sri Lanka, Esala is also familiar to large colourful processions. Being an ancient gala that goes back to 3rd century BC, Esala draws the real flavour of the island nation.

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Thai Pongal

Essentially a Hindu festival, Pongal is harvest fiesta that is observed to pay respect and gratitude to the Sun God. The Hindu temples assume a joyous appearance during the celebration with herds of devotees crowding it for prayers. Keeping accordance with the meaning of the word 'pongal' in Tamil meaning 'to boil over', a special dish is prepared with rice boiled with sweetened milk. Subsequently, it is taken as the divine food from the deity.

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Centered round the Warrior God, Skandha, Perahera is best celebrated in Katarangama in the eastern part of Sri Lanka. Running through two weeks, this gala event is marked by processions in the month of July/August every year. The traveller cannot help wonder at the fire walking act by the devotees to please the god.

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Deepavali

Like it is observed in a grand way in India, the Hindu community in Sri Lanka also leaves no stone unturned to make sure that it carries the equal charm. They illuminate their houses with oil lamps and lanterns to welcome Goddess Lakshmi, the wealth deity.

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The peaceful co-existence of all the aforementioned communities facilitate the uninterrupted celebration of their respective festivals. In that process, they are contributing immensely to the cultural canvass of Sri Lanka. Try to plan out a vacation around some of these festivities and enhance your existing concept of holidaying.

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