Sri Lanka…..formerly Ceylon

WHY CHOOSE SRI LANKA? Imagine long sandy beaches, plodding elephants and colourfully dressed women, picking tea while sharing the day's gossip; Sri Lanka is exactly how you pictured it.  From it's ancient name, Serendib, comes our word serendipity, meaning 'happy and unexpected discovery' and there's no better way to describe it. Beaches: The south coast has Sri Lanka's finest beaches, with Beruwela being

A day of silence in Bali!

SO WHAT IS NYEPI DAY? ‘Nyepi’ is a very important Hindu holiday in Bali and is generally referred to as the ‘Day of Silence’. It is held at the start of the Balinese year, which is typically around March or April.  In 2018, the silence begins at 6 am (sunrise) on 17 March 2018 and will run for 24 hours. In simple terms, ‘Nyepi’ is

‘Year of the Dog’ 2018

THE YEAR OF THE DOG Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, start on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. The festival lasts for about 23 days, ending on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the following year in the Chinese calendar. In Chinese astrology, each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal, according to the 12-year cycle. 2018 is

Happy Diwali 2017

HAPPY DIWALI 2017 Diwali is a five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. During this festival, people light up their houses and shops. They worship Lord Ganesha for good welfare and prosperity and Goddess Lakshmi

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

WHAT IS GANESH CHATURTHI  & WHY IS IT CELEBRATED? Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10 day Hindu festival that begins on 25th August this year. It is celebrated to honour the elephant-headed god Ganesha’s birthday.  The festival begins on the fourth day of Hindu lunar-solar calendar month Bhadrapada. This typically falls in the months of August or September, and in 2017 will fall on 25th August

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