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Events For September
Binara Full Moon Poya
A Full Moon poya day celebrated on a low key although Buddhist devotees will observe sill and engage in religious activities
Id-Ul-Fitre (Ramzan Festival)
This day ends the Islamic period of fasting and is celebrated with joy and festivals

World Tourism Day
September 27 is celebrated by the World Tourism Organization as World Tourism Day. It was established at the Third Session of the UNWTO General Assembly held in Spain, and has been celebrated since 1980. The purpose of this day is to display awareness that tourism is vital to the international community and to show how it affects the social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.

Facets International Gem and Jewellery Show
A treasure trove of gems and jewellery will go on display at the Sri Lanka International gem and jewellery exhibition in Colombo. Facets is an annual event which has become an attraction not only for those involved in the gem and jewellery trade, but also an annual event which draws many visitors from around the world.

Galle Music Festival
Festival held at the Galle Fort where various musicians gather for a street festival, western, eastern drummers, flutist etc..

National Kite Festival
This festival is held annually during the month of September to encourage the creativity of Sri Lankan children and adults. large crowds gather to admire a sky filled with kites made from various materials other than commonly used tissue paper, In 2006, First prize for the creative category was awarded to an Owl kite made by using palm leaves and bird feathers.

International Book fair
International Book Fair is an exhibition held in grand scale, mainly during the month of September to celebrate the literary month. All the foremost book publishers and bookshops setup their bookstalls in the exhibition hall showcasing the publications for Sri Lankan readers. This attracts visitors from all ages. The exhibition is generally held at the BMICH (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall) which attracts hundreds of thousands of readers from every corner of the country.

Navarathri Festival
As with Hindu communities around the world, the Hindu community in Sri Lanka join in celebrating the nine-day Navarathri festival. To commemorate the nine days and nights that Goddess Durga fought the Asura, she is worshipped in all her innumerable forms, signifying the triumph of good, piety and devotion over evil. Also referred to as Dasara, prayers are held for first three nights for Goddess Thurgai (bravery), second three nights for Goddess Lakshmi (wealth) and the final three nights for Goddess Saraswathy (education). Significantly at the Veera Pathirakaali Amman Temple in Rajagiriya, Goddess Durga's blessings are invoked. At home, a doll exhibition called kolu is arranged. Ladies visit each others homes to see the kolu, bearing sweets, savoury items and other gifts.

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