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Malaka Rodrigo's Blog – April 2012 Archive (2)

Traditional Sri Lankan New Year is a celebration of Nature - is it common in traditional events of other communities..??

Today is traditional New Year for Sri Lankans. The event initiated as a Thanksgiving ceremony after harvesting of paddy and there is a little bit of Astrology too get involved. However, there are lots of elements of biodiversity involved in this National Event.

* Asian Koel makes its mating song at this period, so locals consider him as harbinger of new year

* A flower called Erabadu (flame of forest) too blooms on this period of time, so it becomes the…

Added by Malaka Rodrigo on April 14, 2012 at 17:05 — No Comments

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