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Kandy Esela Perehera

The cracking of the whips, signaling - the same way they have done for centuries - the arrival of the Sri Lankan Perehera. The enchanting rhythmical throb of the drums accompanied by equally fascinating tunes flowing from the flutes will not only hold you spellbound till the end but will definitely make your feet do a slow motion jig. The Kandy Perehera, Sri Lanka 's most colourful, the most enchanting and the most fascinating pageant or the religious ceremony of Asia and perhaps the entire world is unfolding in front of you. The hundreds of Copra Torches carried along the Perehera from beginning to the end will take you to a wonderland. And, in this wonderland you will witness thousands of participants - Flag Bearers, Drummers, numerous Dancers including hundreds of the famous Kandyan Dancers, Actors, Acrobats all performing to their best, Officials, Chiefs of various Devalas (Nilames) headed of course by the ‘Nilame' - the Guardian of the ‘Palace of the Tooth Relic' so on and so forth, all in their brilliantly colourful costumes.

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National Festival of Kites ~ Mount Lavania ~ September 1-19, 2008

The National Festivals of Kites is held annually to encourage the creativity of Sri Lankan children and adults.Every September, large crowds gather to admire a sky filled with kites made from colourful sarees & dried leaves.
 

Colombo Marathon ~ October 05, 2008

The inaugural marathon was held in 1998 in Galle, & since then it has been held in Negombo,Kandy,Dambulla, & Colombo, gaining popularity with each passing year.This year's event will start at Independence Avenue, & finish near the Sea Garden Hotel in Negombo.

10th Colombo Marathon 2009 will be held on 4th October 2009

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Deepavali, Across India ~ October 26-30,2008

More commonly known around the World as Diwali, or the lighting of the oil lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being.In Chennai (and Sri Lanka) it is called Deepavali, & is the most important festival in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain faiths.
 
 


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