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Wishing you a very Happy and a Prosperous New Year 2010 to our dear Readers of Golden Lanka Travels (Pvt) Ltd.
Hope this New Year brings you, Hopes for a bright future, Affection and Love, Peace for the heart Year-round fun
From – Staff members of Golden Lanka
Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day falls on the 31st of this month. The significant of this Poya day is the arrival of the secred Bo-tree (right branch of the secret Bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment). This was brought by Sangamitta Their” in 3rd century B.C. The secred Bo-tree of Anuradhapura is treated as one of the oldest tree which has a documented history which is venerated by Buddhist all around the world.
Sri Lanka is the new hotspot for blue whale watching and it is considered as one of the best in the world. The whale watching trips are organized in Mirissa on the south cost of Sri Lanka and the boats will take you to the Dondra point (the southernmost point) where you will be able to see blue whales, Killer whales, Sperm whales, pilot whales and Dolphins. The whale watching season starts from the month of November and up to month of April.
We are pleased announce our loving readers that Golden Lanka Travel Blog (http://goldensrilanka.com/blog) is finally live. It was after one year we have started writing this again. There are so many important thing were happening during this year for Golden Lanka Travels (Pvt) Ltd. So be prepared much to come for 2009.
Among the many other festivals Sinhala & Tamil New Year is the most important and unique festival for Sinhalese Buddhists and the Tamil Hindu’s living all around the world. This falls on the 13th or 14th of April every year. Sinhala & Tamil New Year begins when the sun moves from the “House of Pisces” (Meena Rashiya) to the “House of Aries” (Mesha Rashiya). This makes the end of the harvesting season. The New Year marks the begining of a new cycle of the sun according to the astrology. The beginning of the New Year is determined by astrological signs. The ending of the old year and the begining of the New Year occur several hours’ part one another. This time period is called neutral period or in Sinhala terms “nona gathe”. During this time sri lankans do not engage any activity other than religious activities, playing “rabana” and traditional games.
The cultural rituals begins after the begining of the new year. The first one will be lighting the fire to make milk rice “kiri bath”. Then having kiribath to the auspicious time and doing first business transaction (“Ganudenu”). All these auspicious times are determined by astrological calculations. Once these activities are finish people visit friends and relations with and worshipping elders with beetle leaves is also makes an important tradition during new year.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke famous science- fiction writer, best known for the novel “2001: A Space Odyssey” has died in
The first boat show of Sri Lanka (Boat Show 2008) will be held on the month of June. It will be starting on the 8th June 2008 to 10th June 2008 and the venue will be BMICH .
Maha Sivarathri is a Hindu festival which is celebrated during the end of February or early march. This important religious festival is for Hindu’s in honoring of Siva. On this day poojas are held in the temples hindu’s spend the full night in temples singing bajans and prayers