Photo Of The Day – Nuwara Eliya Hindu Festival – Sherry Ott

Title: Nuwara Eliya Hindu Festival

Location: Sri Lanka

Description: Being in the right place at the right time.  While in Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka’s hill country, our hostel owner told us about a Hindu festival in the next town that would last all day and night.  We coordinated him to drive us there and found a fascinating parade of offerings, dancing, music, and food.  There were 3 floats representing 3 Hindu gods.  Each family provided offerings of food to the floats and then would follow the procession afterwards.  This was the line of women following the last float.

Photograph Copyright Sherry Ott

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