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Sigiriya Kite Fest 2019: A roaring success

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The sky over the Sigiriya Rock came alive on 16 June, with hundreds of kites of every colour and shape at the Sigiriya Kite Fest ‘19. 

Organised by Deep Jungle Entertainment, the message of the festival ‘Come Back to Sri Lanka’, was a reminder to travellers that Sri Lanka is not a country prone to terrorism, but instead one filled with love, beauty, history and timeless heritage.

The kite craft is one that runs deep in the local blood, an extension of one’s creativity, varying at the hands of the individual building it. The Rangirigama Village witnessed a number of locals and tourists of all age groups and backgrounds participating in the kite competition, with onlookers in awe at the spectacular kites flown that afternoon, all handmade by them.

The staff of Hotel Sigiriya also took a hand at building a kite, shaped like a ship to signify that Sri Lanka has had to sail through some troubled waters in the recent past, but has come out stronger than ever on the other side.

On the entertainment front, musical and cultural performances entertained the crowds, showcasing local talent and reflecting the country’s vibrant heritage through dance. Stalls were lined up, bursting with gastronomic delights, with everything from scrumptious local savouries, sweets and beverages, in a festive atmosphere filled with excitement.

Hotel Sigiriya considers it to be a great honour to be the official hospitality partner for the Sigiriya Kite Fest ‘19. The management and staff of Hotel Sigiriya and their parent company Serendib Leisure Hotels pledge to do their part in rebuilding the tourism industry by promoting it as a safer destination to all its travel partners and potential tourists.

Follow Sigiriya Hotel’s Facebook and Instagram pages @hotelsigiriya to see more images from the event.


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