Local Culture

Local Culture

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The culture in Sri Lanka is rich and varied and mostly reflects its history and community. . The island country’s culture is a combination of traditions, practices, and beliefs. The Sri Lankans are rich with warm hospitality and it is one of the prominent feature that you can notice here when you travel around this beautiful country. Visitors are made to feel like family when they are greeted with smiles and open hearts. Buddhism, which plays a fundamental part in daily life, also influences the culture. People are frequently seen participating in vibrant festivals and making offerings at temples. Another specialty is Sri Lankan food, which features mouthwatering delicacies including rice and curry, hoppers, and hot sambols and other authentic dishes.Dance and music are considered traditional art forms, and elaborate performances highlight the nation’s colorful heritage.

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One of the most famous celebrations is the Esala Perahera in Kandy, which features an incredible procession with beautifully adorned elephants, ethnic dancers, and the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. The Buddhists in Sri Lanka celebrate Vesak which remembers the birth, enlightenment, and demise of Lord Buddha by lightening up the whole country with colorful lanterns and spiritual devotion. Avurudu or Sinhala and Tamil New Year is a time of celebration with some traditional customs and authentic Avurudu kavili. Christmas, Ramadan, and Deepavali are some other cultural festivals that showcase the multicultural diversity in Sri Lanka.

Enjoy authentic Sri Lankan cuisine with Rice and Curry, a delicious combination of rice, and a selection of curries made with rich spices according to the authentic Sri Lankan taste. You can try Hoppers, the crisp, bowl-shaped pancakes, even you can savor them with some curry or katta sambol.  Kottu Roti is a popular street food made with chopped roti and your choice of fillings. For an authentic Sri Lankan eating experience, you should try “Lamprais,” a delicious combination of rice, meat curry, sambol, and some other dishes cooked in banana leaves.

Ayurveda is a holistic approach to traditional medicine that places a focus on herbal therapies, dietary practices, and natural medicines to promote balance and well-being of the health. There are several health facilities and spas in Sri Lanka that provide Ayurvedic treatments to both locals and tourists.

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