Christmas in Sri Lanka

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Christmas in Sri Lanka, Celebration And Traditions Of Christmas in Sri Lanka – Merry Christmas

Sri Lanka is a Buddhist country and only 7 percent of Sri Lankans are christens but Christmas day is celebrated by all. The day is observed as a national holiday in country. Most of Christens in country are Catholics who have influence of various European countries. The Christmas Celebration in the Sri Lanka starts from start of December month as people start their shopping and decorations. The streets, homes and shopping malls are decorated on large scale and some places have large Christmas trees. A number of companies and hotels organize Christmas party, dinner to celebrate the day on a large scale.

Christmas in Sri Lanka

Christmas is a festival of people of all castes, creeds and countries. The Christmas in Sri Lanka is celebrated on a large scale with lots of energy and enthusiasm. On 25th December every year, people call their friends on dinner and spend quality time with them to celebrate the day. Children celebrate the day with fire crackers and they get candies from Santa Clause in return. In Sri Lanka the day is known with the name of Naththal Seeya. Sinhala is a language mostly spoken in Sri Lanka and in which Merry Christmas is known as ‘Suba Naththalak Wewa’

 Christmas in Sri Lanka 

Although Sri Lanka is a mostly Buddhist country (only 7% of people are Christians) Christmas is celebrated as a public holiday by everyone. Most Christians in Sri Lanka are Catholics. There has been influences from several different European countries. Sri Lanka (it was also called Ceylon) was ruled by the Portuguese from 1505 to 1650, the Dutch from 1658 to 1796 and the British from 1815 to 1948.

For Christians in Sri Lanka, the Christmas season starts on 1st December when people let off fire crackers at dawn!

The streets are decorated and the shopping centers have large Christmas Trees in them. Big companies have Christmas parties and large hotels have Christmas dinner dances.

The Christians go to Midnight Mass services all over the country. They also invite friends, both Christian and non Christian to their homes for parties.

New Year is also widely celebrated with more fire crackers! There are also Midnight Mass services for New Year.

In Sri Lanka Santa is called Naththal Seeya.

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