Saturday, April 6, 2013

Lighting an oil lamp - New Year traditions, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

 Lighting an oil lamp before the festvities is one of the traditions at the Sinhala Tamil New year Celebrations in Sri Lanka in April every year. The nursery school children had an advance celebration. I took these photos there. The pictures show the decoration on a post used in place of a brass lamp for the traditional lighting up. The lighting-up was done on wax floats with wicks inside the basin of water..

Friday, April 5, 2013