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A Wish For The New Year

By Rasieka Mid April beckons intense preparation Sinhalese & Tamils spare no expense in celebration Floors polished; houses spring cleaned Rice flour pounded & sweetmeats cooked . Larders stocked & gardens tidied With April showers the Lankan New Year is … Continue reading

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Happy Thai Pongal!

By Nishanth It’s 5 o clock in the morning Everybody stop snoring You have to get out of bed soon And get into your costume Not that catchy Lily Allen and T pain song, but because it’s Thai Pongal. It’s … Continue reading

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Happy Diwali!

By Aarthy, This year, Deepavali or Diwali, commonly known as the “festival of lights” will be celebrated on the 26th October. Deepavali in Sanskrit translates as “row of lights”. For Hindus, it is one of the most important festivals of … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak!

By Zak Eid Mubarak (may you have a blessed festival)  from everyone here at gecko. I know this post is a tiny bit late, but better late than never as the motto goes. Eid ul-Fitr is an Islamic festival which … Continue reading

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