One of the foundation’s most significant events is “Sri Lanka Day,” celebrated this year on Saturday June 9th. Every year the foundation works to bring the sights, sounds, tastes, and general feel of Sri Lanka to spectators who gather in one location from all over California.
|The Buddha's bodhi tree lives in Sri Lanka.|
The foundation also aspires to bring generations of Sri Lankans together as a community, to pass along history from one generation to another. The event will take all attendees on a trip to Sri Lanka through traditional food, music, dance, art, and theater.
Attendees will listen to the echo of handmade drums. They will experience a visual feast of vibrant costumes, colorful clothing, and ornate jewelry. Participants can also explore the spices and aromas of curries and traditional sweets while being captivated by dancers and performers.
Children and adults alike will revel in the Kandy Perahera the famous Sri Lankan parade that features theatrical elephants of equal size to real elephants. And all of these experiences can be enjoyed without ever leaving California.