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Heritage of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is one of the most famous island and 2500 years historical in the world, which has maintained its fame down. It was known in Europe as Taprobane and in Arabic writings as Serendib. At the king and the royal family embraced Buddhism it came to be the dominant religion of the people. The missionary work done in the island by Thera Mahinda and Their Sanghamitta, the son and daughter of Emperor Asoka, added a further dimension to it. Perhaps one of the strongest reasons for the establishment and growth of Buddhist culture in the island is the dedicated work done by the Sangha, the community of Buddhist monks, establish by the two royal missionaries. The arrival of the sacred relics and the Bodhi tree consolidated their activity.
Sri Lanka is one of the few countries with a very vast and rich cultural diversity. The culture is itself very unique and thereby contributes to the Sri Lankan identity. Sri Lankan culture includes a lot of customs and rituals, whish date to more than 2000 years which were handed down from generation to generation. The most prominent feature of the Sri Lankan is its colourful festivals, which is one of the main tourist attractions. Religion plays an important role in molding the Sri Lankan culture and traditions.
Sri Lankan culture if often reflected by the use of art, architecture, sculptures ,and even food. Some people would say that Sri Lanka has a more conventional culture which is obviously influenced by the prominent religions prevailing the country such as buddhism, hinduism, islam, etc…… The Sri Lankan way of life is very simple and filled with humility and happiness , this is one of the reasons why the Sri Lankans have a very great sense in appreciating the simple things in life such as nature.
Cultural anthropological history of the ‘Traditional New Year’ which is celebrated on month of April and “Kandy Esala Perahera” which is celebrated on month of July and August depending on the Full Moon Poya day, goes back to an ancient period in Sri Lankan history. People think the celebration of new year and Kandy Esala Perahera is the change of thoughts too. Various beliefs, perhaps those associated with fertility of the harvest, gave birth to many rituals, customs, and ceremonies connected with all those and etc.
One of the main features of the culture is its Indian and European influence. Since most of the time Sri Lankan kings married Indian princesses they incorporated Indian culture into ours but still preserving the unique Sri Lankan identity. The European influence was a result of invasion from the Portuguese and Dutch and finally the British. Hospitality is also one of the prominent characteristics of the culture, making Sri Lankans one of the friendly nations in the world.
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