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Events For February
Mahashivaratri Festival
Mahashivaratri Festival or the ‘The Night of Shiva’ is celebrated with devotion and religious fervor in honor of Lord Shiva, which falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds to the month of February-March in the English Calendar.According to one of the most popular legends, Shivaratri marks the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Some believe that it was on the auspicious night of Shivaratri that Lord Shiva performed the ‘Tandava’, the dance of the primal creation, preservation and destruction. Another popular Shivratri legend stated in Linga Purana states that it was on this day that Lord Shiva manifested himself in the form of a Linga. Hence the day is considered to be extremely auspicious by Shiva devotees To mark the Shivratri festival, devotees wake up early and take a ritual bath, After wearing fresh new clothes devotees visit the nearest Shiva temple to give ritual bath to The Shiva Lingum with milk, honey, water etc.

Classic Car Rally
Over 40 to 50 Classic cars ranging from CE1 upwards will proceed in a rally from Colombo to Wattala on the Classic Car Club Members day rally

Independence Celebration Horse Race Meet
Independence Race Meet. A horse racing event at the Race Course in the scenic hill city of Nuwara Eliya takes place, Sri Lanka’s chief mountain resort, at 6,200 feet above sea level and home to the highest Mountains of Sri Lanka.

Independence Day Celebrations
This day commemorates the granting of Independence to Sri Lanka by the British on the 04th February 1948. It is a great patriotic and national occasion celebrated with colourful parades and pageants depicting the nations culture and achievements. It is generally held at Independence square in Colombo or the Galle face green or Sri Jayewardene Pura Kotte

Navam Perahera Pageant
A pageant held in Colombo on the full moon poya. It is one of the most important religious and cultural events in the Sri Lankan calendar. The streets of Colombo are transformed in to a vibrant and colourful pageant of Elephants, drummers flutists and whip crackers. This annual event is organized by the Gangaramaya Temple and is performed for two consecutive days
   
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