Kōrero: Sri Lankans

Sri Lankan festivals (1 o 3)

Sri Lankan festivals

Hiranthi Manukulasuriya and Hashira Cooray (centre) participate with other children in Sri Lankan New Year celebrations at Paraparaumu in 1991. The Sinhalese New Year is traditionally celebrated on 14 April with a milk-boiling ceremony. A pot overflowing with milk, which is considered sacred, signifies abundance and prosperity in the year ahead.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1991/1026/17
Photograph by Mark Coote

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Sri Lankans - Community', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1140/sri-lankan-festivals (accessed 27 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015