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    In Sri Lanka Independence Day is celebrated on 4th February and it is a really big event there. It commemorates the county's peaceful independence from Britain in 1948.

    I was fortunate enough to be in the lovely town of Matara in Southern Province for the celebrations in 2014 and my friendly hotelier suggested I might want to go along to the local cricket stadium to watch the festivities and I am so glad I did. It was well organised, well policed, completely friendly (although that is normal in this beautiful country), peaceful and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    This clip shows some of the youngsters flag party in front of the dias. I am not sure if the song being sung is perhhaps the Sri Lankan national anthem but everyone was standing fairly rigidly to attention so perhaps it was.

  • planxty's video

    In Sri Lanka Independence Day is celebrated on 4th February and it is a really big event there. It commemorates the county's peaceful independence from Britain in 1948.

    I was fortunate enough to be in the lovely town of Matara in Southern Province for the celebrations in 2014 and my friendly hotelier suggested I might want to go along to the local cricket stadium to watch the festivities and I am so glad I did. It was well organised, well policed, completely friendly (although that is normal in this beautiful country), peaceful and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    This clip shows another portion of the marchpast.

  • planxty's video

    In Sri Lanka Independence Day is celebrated on 4th February and it is a really big event there. It commemorates the county's peaceful independence from Britain in 1948.

    I was fortunate enough to be in the lovely town of Matara in Southern Province for the celebrations in 2014 and my friendly hotelier suggested I might want to go along to the local cricket stadium to watch the festivities and I am so glad I did. It was well organised, well policed, completely friendly (although that is normal in this beautiful country), peaceful and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    This clip shows more from the massed bands, this time featuring the drum corps.

  • planxty's video

    In Sri Lanka Independence Day is celebrated on 4th February and it is a really big event there. It commemorates the county's peaceful independence from Britain in 1948.

    I was fortunate enough to be in the lovely town of Matara in Southern Province for the celebrations in 2014 and my friendly hotelier suggested I might want to go along to the local cricket stadium to watch the festivities and I am so glad I did. It was well organised, well policed, completely friendly (although that is normal in this beautiful country), peaceful and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    This clip shows part of the marchpast and I really have no idea what the drill sergeant is doing at the back!

  • planxty's video

    I was fortunate enough to be in the lovely town of Matara in Southern Province for the celebrations in 2014 and my friendly hotelier suggested I might want to go along to the local cricket stadium to watch the festivities and I am so glad I did. It was well organised, well policed, completely friendly (although that is normal in this beautiful country), peaceful and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    This clip shows the end of yet another dance by the very talented dancers.

  • planxty's video

    In Sri Lanka Independence Day is celebrated on 4th February and it is a really big event there. It commemorates the county's peaceful independence from Britain in 1948.

    I was fortunate enough to be in the lovely town of Matara in Southern Province for the celebrations in 2014 and my friendly hotelier suggested I might want to go along to the local cricket stadium to watch the festivities and I am so glad I did. It was well organised, well policed, completely friendly (although that is normal in this beautiful country), peaceful and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    This clip shows a different dance and apparently represents cobra snakes.

  • planxty's video

    In Sri Lanka Independence Day is celebrated on 4th February and it is a really big event there. It commemorates the county's peaceful independence from Britain in 1948.

    I was fortunate enough to be in the lovely town of Matara in Southern Province for the celebrations in 2014 and my friendly hotelier suggested I might want to go along to the local cricket stadium to watch the festivities and I am so glad I did. It was well organised, well policed, completely friendly (although that is normal in this beautiful country), peaceful and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    This clip shows the young masked female traditional dancers performing whils the parade stands at ease in the schorching sun. I'm glad it wasn't me.

  • planxty's video

    In Sri Lanka Independence Day is celebrated on 4th February and it is a really big event there. It commemorates the county's peaceful independence from Britain in 1948.

    I was fortunate enough to be in the lovely town of Matara in Southern Province for the celebrations in 2014 and my friendly hotelier suggested I might want to go along to the local cricket stadium to watch the festivities and I am so glad I did. It was well organised, well policed, completely friendly (although that is normal in this beautiful country), peaceful and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

    This clip shows the massed bands on parade and very impressive they were too as you can see.

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