Barefoot Sri Lanka – Christmas holidays
Searching for Serendipity in Sri Lanka for your Christmas Holiday?
Sri Lanka has over 800 miles of pristine beaches to choose from. So if it’s a beach holiday you want then you are well served. There are beach hotels available for all budgets from five star luxury resorts with a full range of water sports and spa facilities; to simple locally run guesthouses with a friendly family run feel. However Sri Lanka is not just about the beach. This island has much more to offer besides year round sunshine and relaxation.
Sri Lanka’s island interior provides a great cultural adventure with ornate temples, huge statues and heritage sites that will take your breath away. If you fancy a bit of wildlife head for Yala National park in the southern end of the island – or pay a visit to Pinnawela elephant sanctuary for bath time with a difference. Visit colonial relics and tea estates in the cool highlands for an insight into where you daily cuppa comes from.
Christmas is celebrated with fervour in Sri Lanka and not just by the small percentage of the population that are Christian. The celebrations begin at dawn on 01 December when fire crackers are set off to mark the start of the month long festivities with a bang! Children will doubtless sing you their rendition of Good King Wenceslas or Silent Night to gain your attention and hoping to avail some loose change. It is thought that the Portuguese are the initiators of Christmas being celebrated in Sri Lanka back in their rule from 1505 to 1650, followed by the Dutch and then the English from 1851 to 1948 so the festival remains firmly in the calendar of Sri Lankans. Christmas decorations light up shopping centres and private houses and children of all faiths raise their Christmas tree. It is a time for celebrating, feasting, sharing love and being with family whatever your faith may be. December 25 is a public holiday and many head to church on Christmas eve for midnight mass.
With average temperatures of 30C in December you could be feeling the heat at Christmas this year by taking your holiday in Sri Lanka. The cost of living in Sri Lanka still remains tremendous value for money so you can still afford some festive indulgence.
Why not join the celebrations and spend your Christmas holidays in Sri Lanka – the pearl of the India Ocean – this year and discover Serendipity for yourself.
Call us now to plan your Christmas holiday in Sri Lanka – 0208 741 4319