The beautiful Sri Lanka has a splendid array of charms and attractions that enthral tourists of the world. Indeed, a tour in this glorious country will give locals as well as tourists the chance to discover a myriad of enchanting wonders.
The island’s a culture that is quite vibrant too. Throughout many long centuries, the culture of Sri Lanka was enriched by the unique traditions and customers a number of different ethnic and religious groups. Hence the culture of Sri Lanka is a unique tapestry which is beatified by the glory of many wonderful shades.
The state language in Sri Lanka is Sinhalese. Tamil and English are also known to be official languages in the country.
As there are many different ethnic communities living in Sri Lanka, there are quite a number of religious festivals as well as events taking place throughout the year. Hence there are plenty of public holidays in Sri Lanka.
Every month the Full Moon Day is observed as Poya Day by the country. Vesak and Poson are prominent Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka. Haj and Ramdan are celebrated by the Muslims. The Hindus celebrate Maha Sivarathri in style while Christians in the country celebrate Christmas and Easter with great excitement.
This small country is a developing one. There are several areas in the country that are quite poverty stricken too. Especially the rural areas of the country need to be developed extensively. But in spite of the challenges that the locals have to face on a day to day basis, they are quite educated.
In fact the country boasts of a literacy rate of 92% which is higher than expected for a poor, third world country. The strong emphasis placed on education in made evident through these statistics. The educational history of the country has a history of 2,500 years.
The little country is fondly known as the Spice Island to many, for great reasons. The soils of this magnificent land produces some incredible spices.
The taste and aroma of Sri Lanka spices are truly unbeatable. There is a very high demand in the global market for the spices which are manufactured in the small island of Sri Lanka. Cinnamon, cloves, turmeric, lemongrass, pepper, nutmeg and mace are very popular in the country.
There are several spice gardens in Sri Lanka that you can visit if you want to learn more about the manner in which these spices are grown. Enriched by this kaleidoscope of spices, the food scene in the country flourishes too. Kottu roti, rice and curry as well as hoppers are quite popular in Sri Lanka among both locals and tourists.
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