Upcoming Events in Sri Lanka

 

2017 International Cultural & Education Exchange 2017

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2017 International Cultural & Education Exchange 2017


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Birds-i-view Traveller's Photo Contest 2017

Birds-i-view calls on Visitors to Sri Lanka to put nature in the frame. Whether you're young, old, professional or amateur, we'd like to see work that raises awareness of the beauty and fragility of Birds of Sri Lanka. The Contest is open exclusively to overseas Nationals & Sri Lankans residing overseas & visiting the island between July 2016 and February 2017.


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Birds-i-view Traveller's Photo Contest 2017


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Cirque Lanka

Date: 1st December do 31st March (Daily)

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Viharamahadevi Open Air Theater



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Cirque Lanka

More than 15 performers on stage, live music, drummers, traditional masks, acrobats, aerial acrobatics and fire effects. Cirque Lanka is the unique project which combines traditional Sri Lankan drums and dances with European New Circus. All this in the most beautiful open air theater in Sri Lanka – in Viharamahadevi Open Air Theater. Visitors are going to see the unique performance based on Ramayana Story. Visit us in the largest and the most beautiful park in the heart of Colombo where you can enjoy great coffee, tasty snacks and free Wi-Fi.

Program of the cultural evening is created under the leadership of European theater directors and is approached by the best Sri Lankan and European artists. Together we create one hour long show that combines a traditional Sri Lankan dances and music with "High artistry and poetic circus". This causes an unusual symbiosis which will be very attractive for audience and completely original. The performance also maximally respects the traditions of Sri Lankan culture.

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Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival

Date: 13/14th April 2017

Venue: Around the country


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Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festivals

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 Lankansaccording 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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Vesak Festival

Date: 10/11th May 2017

Venue: Around the country


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Vesak Festival

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.

   
       
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