The magnificent island of Sri Lanka truly boasts of a colorful culture. The endearing people of this country hold fast to the customs and traditions that have been passed down from generations. As you travel in the island during special cultural festivals like the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, you too will get the chance to witness the allure and charm of the many traditions that the people of this country treasure.

Betel Leaves and the Culture of Sri Lanka

During the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, many people gather together with their families. To enhance the bonds that they have with each other. One of the most notable customs during the festival is the handing of betel leaves to the adults by the younger members of the family. The bundle of betel leaves that is thus handed to the adults in the family consist of forty leaves. This charming tradition aims to dispel negative feelings.  Betel leaves are offered by the locals to deities as well as to priests as symbols of devotion. In the beginning of the school year, students also offer betel leaves to the teachers as tokens of gratitude.

You will be able to learn more about the unique culture and traditions of the island as you travel with Green Holiday Centre. This marvelous country is full of delightful appeals that will leave you truly mesmerized.

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