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Colombo Art Biennale is dazzling with modern art on September. The intention is to bring artists together to work in pursuit of harmony giving a great opportunity for art lovers all over the world to gather into the Colombo.
, Colombo 3 (Kollupitiya).
Ramadan, also known as 'Rorda Mas' and Eid festival, is one of the most important feasts for Muslim people. It has a lot of religious reverence which falls on the month of fasting, in which the Muslims observe 30 days of fasting and ends up on the Ramadan day.
One of the most awesome wildlife spectacles takes place at the lake minneriya, Sri Lanka. Over three hundred wild Asian elephants congregate for the gathering climaxing joy of Sri Lankan wild life and attracting thousands of tourists and providing wonderful opportunity to wild life enthusiasts to feel wonders of natural gifts.
This is known as Sri Lanka's main Hindu festival; Hindu Vel Festival Colombo reflects the unique religious history and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka. Colombo's Vel Festival sees God Murugan's silver-plated chariot and vel (spear) drawn by a pair of bulls in a parade across the city.
, Colombo 4 (Bambalapitiya).
Esala Poya day commemorates the deliverance of the first sermon to the five ascetics and setting in motion the Wheel of the Dhamma (Dhammachakka) at Sarnath Benares, India. This is public holiday and rituals take place similar to other Poya days.
Longest festival in Sri Lanka, Nallur was the capital of the old Jaffna kingdom where places of political, religious and cultural importance were built. These include the old Sankiliyan palace, Arumuga Navalar Adheenam, Chellappa Swami samadhi and Nallur Kumaran Temple to name a few.
The most famous of all these festivals is the Kandy Esala Perahera which enrich with a spectacular medieval day pageant holding for 10 nights.
The Katharagama festival is one of Major Esala Festival comprise of colourful public displays of procession of annual pageant and fire walking. Kataragama is in the South-East corner of the island; it is a jungle shrine dedicated to God Skanda and is a popular pilgrim centre for Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and the Vedda.
Festival celebrated in Sri Lanka on the full moon day of June. It commemorates the first arrival of Buddhism in the island following the conversion of King DevÄnampiya Tissa by Mahinda, the son of Emperor AÅ›oka.