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71st National day of Sri Lanka

Date: 04th February 2019

Venue: Colombo - Galle Face Green

Sri Lanka celebrates the gaining of her independence from Colonial rule with magnificent pomp and pageantry and the spirit of patriotism resonates in every street corner on the island's National Day. The national flag is hoisted and the national anthem sung, the traditional lamp is lit and the processions begin, complete with meticulously coordinated military parades, firing of canons and various religious and cultural performances, all to pay a tribute to forefathers of the land for their glorious feat. The celebrations open to all, continued year after year, signifying the continued united efforts as the people of one nation come together to celebrate her cherished sovereignty.
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71st National day of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Independence Day is celebrated on 4th of February to commemorate its internal political independence from British rule on that day in 1948. The day is a national holiday in Sri Lanka. It is celebrated all over the country through flag-hoisting ceremony, dances, parades and performances. Usually, the main celebration takes place in Colombo, where the President raises the national flag and delivers a nationally televised speech.

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The IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo

Date: 24th February 2019

Venue: Colombo


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The IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo

The IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo - which is a qualifying round for triathletes to participate in the IRONMAN World Championship 2018 in France. The event is scheduled to be held on 24th February 2019 with a 1.9km sea swim, 90km bike ride and a 21.2km run – all to be completed by a triathlete within a 7-hour period. In addition, 2 other events – IRONKIDS (to be held the day before) and TEAM events will be held. The lRONMAN® Triathlon Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products. IRONMAN has a history of over 37 years. It is the #1 User based sports brand in the world (Global Triathlon Website) with 260 events across 44 countries. The largest mass participation Sports Tourism event ever witnessed in Sri Lanka with the arrival of over 600 International athletes and a total of 2368 ( with Family and Friends ) arriving for the event from 63 countries.

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Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival

Date: 13th & 14th April 2019

Venue: Islandwide

Sinhala and Hindu New Year, one of the most celebrated festivals, symbolizing prosperity and ethnic harmony in the country, is the time of joy and renewal for Sinhala and Tamil population in Sri Lanka. April 13th marks the journey of the Sun from Meena to Mesha (from Pisces to Aries) in the Zodiac advocating the dawn of a new year for Sri Lankans according to the Sinhala calendar.The New year vibe spreads all over the island since the beginning of the month of April although celebrated on 13th and 14th of April. New year festivals are held around the island throughout the month, comprising of different traditional games where both children and adults take part in to cherish this joyful period of the year.
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Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festivals

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Vesak Festival

Date: 18th & 19th May 2019

Venue: Islandwide

Vesak is the main Buddhist religious festival in Sri Lanka. During this time, people celebrate the triple anniversary of Lord Buddha - his birth, his attaining of Enlightenment and his passing away into Nirvana. Also known as the Buddhist Festival of Light, colorful bamboo framed lanterns adorn the interior of every home and incredible luminous displays decorate the streets of most towns. Visit Bhauddoloka Mawatha, the main street in Colombo, to catch this glowing spectacle in full glory. Vesak marks the first month of the Buddhist Calendar. This is a day spent in reflective prayer as people cease wordly pursuits and engage themselves in religious activities. Devotees Buddhists pray in temples from dawn until the dusk. As the sun sets, devotees partake in processions and return to the temples in the evening to hear monks read stories from sacred texts. Stalls on the roadside distribute free refreshments to passers-by and there are some fantastic mime and street theatre performances, staged on tall platforms near temples in cities and towns throughout the country. ...

Vesak Festival


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