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Sri Lanka National Day

The former British colony of Ceylon changed its name in 1972 to Sri Lanka, which means "Blessed Isle." Sri Lankans commemorate the granting of their independence from Great Britain on February 4, 1948, with public gatherings throughout the island and special services in the temples, churches, and mosques. There are also parades, folk dances, processions, and national games. More...
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Sri Lanka National Day
The former British colony of Ceylon changed its name in 1972 to Sri Lanka, which means "Blessed Isle." Sri Lankans commemorate the granting of their independence from Great Britain on February 4, 1948, with public gatherings throughout the island and special services in the temples, churches, and mosques. There are also parades, folk dances, processions, and national games.
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Sri Lanka National Day
- Congratulation to this remarkable day for all Sri Lankans here!
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February 4, 2018
Sri Lanka National Day 2018

Today the nation of Sri Lanka celebrates 70 years of independence. On February 4th, 1948, the country attained self-rule while remaining a British dominion. It remained a Commonwealth realm, with Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state and Queen of Ceylon, until 1972 when it became a republic and was renamed Sri Lanka.




The biggest celebrations for this national holiday take place in the capital city of Colombo. Sri Lankans participate in cultural performances, parades, a flag raising ceremony and a national address led by the president. In addition to celebrating its independence, the country observes a day of remembrance for Sri Lanka’s national heroes, past and present. The presidential address pays tribute to these heroes by observing two minutes of silence in their memory.

Happy Independence Day, Sri Lanka!
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