Finally! We’ve waited for Holi festival for such a long time and it came at last, as colorful as we expected. Holi is about ‘burning’ bad things and ‘coloring’ into better ones. That’s why the evening before Holi, they burn Holika, the woman that represents bad things. The fire was big, electricity wires were low and fireworks were close. It was hot! And today it started early. I mean super early. We woke up quite late for us, 8.30 and wanted to eat something. Everything closed. So we…

I found more information about festivals/holidays/carnivals in Sri Lanka. 15. 1. /27. 1. 2014: Duruthu Full Moon Poya – (Religious/Buddhist). I’m not sure of the date as i’m getting two results on the internet. Duruthu Full Moon Poya day falls on the first month of the calendar year i.e. January and hence the celebration of Duruthu poya is the first event in the Sri Lankan Buddhist calendar. It was on a day like today, nine months after the Enlightenment, that Gautama Buddha, the Eminent One, the Exalted One set…

The best way to get to know the country is by it’s festivals. There are local traditions, traditional clothes and good food to enjoy. I’m making a list of all festivals that we might see on our way. This is one of many things that will guide or journey. Just follow the people 🙂 Pictures in this post present Slovenian custom, Kurentovanje, which is the biggest carnival in Slovenia. Big hairy creatures that make every baby scream are supposed to scare away winter and cold, so the spring…