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Celebrate Sri Lankan New Year with Karapincha

This Friday, we celebrate the biggest Sri Lankan festival.

This Friday, we celebrate the Sri Lankan New Year. One of the biggest festivals is marked by religious ceremonies, family activities, traditional foods, colourful decorations and a general feeling of good will toward neighbours and friends.
The joyful sound of drums and bells can be heard coming from the village temple. Parents and elders are honoured with gifts of betel, the leaves of a local evergreen shrub that are traditionally presented as a sign of respect and gratitude.
Traditional sweets are made such as sweetmeats, kokis and aggala. Herbal baths are prepared and it’s a custom to visit family and friends, honouring them with a sheaf of betel.

Join the celebration with our Sri Lankan street food experts from Karapincha. They are giving away sweet hampers that include some traditional sweets such as konda kavum, moong kavum, kokis, pani aluwa, kalu dodol and more. On top of that, the five lucky winners will also get a Karapincha voucher for a meal for two.

To enter this giveaway, follow Old Spitalfields Market and Karapincha Kitchen on Instagram and tag your foodie friend in the giveaway post.

Good luck and Happy New Year!

COMPETITION T&Cs:

Prizes are as detailed above and winners will be announced on our Instagram on Friday 22nd April 2022. Prizes are not transferrable and do not have any monetary value. Meals won must be claimed prior to the end of April 2022.

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