Sri Lanka. Harvest & rain festival at Udappuwa coastel village.
Sri Lanka. Womens festival at Udappuwa. The first festival after the Sinhala Tamil New year, in the hot month of April or May. They dance in groups around a shrine at night and the next morning. On the Wednesday* morning, they all converge on the beach, carrying with them pots with seedlings and end the celebration with an offering to the sea. An adaptation of a harvest & rain festival, at this fishing community the prayer is for a better catch from the sea. .*The festival is always on a Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.