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Events For April

Governors Cup
Turf Horse races, popularly known as the Governors Cup is held in the race course in Nuwara Eliya and is the main event at the April Festive season.

Buk Full Moon Poya
A Full Moon poya day celebrated on a low key although Buddhist devotees will observe sill and engage in religious activities

Flower Show and Garden Competition
Flower Show and garden competition are among many events organized during the holiday season in the mountain resort of Nuwara Eliya. Set in the heart of the tea-country, at 6,200 feet above sea level, Nuwara Eliya is a beautiful town where the British succeeded in creating an English countryside with homes in styles from Georgian to Queen Anne with well-kept lawns with hedges, an Anglican church and the famous golf Course and beautiful parks

Sinhala and Tamil New Year
The two main ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, the Sinhalese and the Tamils celebrate a common traditional New Year in the month of April originally harvesting thanks giving. This marks the passage of the sun from Pisces to Aries. Traditional customs are observed on this day with merrymaking and fun and games and lavish hospitality

Good Friday
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter which is celebrated to commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus at Calvary.

Motor Racing : Mahagasthota Hill Climb and the Radella Hill Climb
In April Nuwara Eliya will provide an excellent vantage view of motor racing when over hundred formula three cars to motor cycles compete at the Mahagasthota Hill Climb and the Radalla Hill climb.

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