Christmas Gathering

Sri Lanka is a nation known for its rich tapestry of diverse religions. At Sri Lankan Friendship Society, we have a long-standing tradition of coming together as one family to celebrate Christmas.

This event exemplifies our unity and diversity, as Sri Lankans from all walks of life come together to cherish the spirit of Christmas. It's a time when we join hands, regardless of our individual beliefs, to celebrate the values of love, peace, and togetherness that Christmas represents. Our main focus during this event is to impart the timeless message of Christmas to the young minds of our community, ensuring that they grow up with a deep understanding of the significance of this holiday.

New Year's Eve Celebration

Every year, the Sri Lankan Friends in Waikato gather on New Year's Eve to welcome the approaching year with a lively dinner dance.

The New Year's Eve Dinner Dance is more than just an annual event; it's a tradition that symbolizes the unity and celebration within our Sri Lankan community in Waikato. We look forward to creating more cherished memories in the future and sharing in the journey that lies ahead.

Independence Day Celebration

Even though we are miles away from our motherland, it is crucial for us as a society to impart the knowledge of our rich history to our children.

On the 4th of February every year, Sri Lanka celebrates its momentous Independence Day.

New Year's Eve Celebration

The annual cricket match between Rotorua Lions and Hamilton Lions is a summertime sports activity for our community.

Not only our cricket fans, big or small we all come to support this event.

Awurudu Sports Day

Sri Lankans have a unique tradition of celebrating their New Year in April, a time when the sun transitions from Meena Rashiya (the house of Pisces) to Mesha Rashiya (the house of Aries). This cultural celebration is marked by a rich combination of traditions, bringing families and communities together.

The event is a vibrant and joyful occasion, where community members dressed in traditional Sri Lankan attire, enjoy delicious traditional foods and are involved in many different traditional sports and games.

Cultural Show

The event features a grand showcase of talent, with songs and dance performances by children, youth, and adults. This is a huge commitment to preserving and promoting Sri Lankan culture within the Waikato community.

Cultural Show is a testament to the strength and unity of the Sri Lankan community in Waikato. It showcases the rich cultural heritage and the incredible talents of our community members.

Poson Program

"පොසොන්" (Poson) holds a significant place in Sri Lankan culture as a Buddhist celebration that commemorates the arrival of Buddhism to the island. As part of this time-honored tradition, we typically welcome Sri Lankan temple monks to perform Buddhist customs and prayers, followed by engaging in Dhamma discussions.

This event not only allows us to pay homage to our rich cultural and religious heritage but also provides an opportunity for learning and reflection.