WASHINGTON D.C.04/28/2023 On Saturday, May 6, the Embassy of Sri Lanka joins more than sixty embassies during the Around the World Embassy Tour beginning at 10.00 a.m.
Passport DC runs from May 1 through 31 and offers an outstanding array of cultural activities presented at embassy open houses, street festivals, performing arts venues, museums and special receptions throughout the District.
For a complete list of participating embassies, as well as a map and a guide to activities, go to https://passportdc.stqry.app/, and be part of the conversation using #PassportDC on your favorite social media
“Events DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour and Passport DC attract nearly 27,000 attendees each year and allow the diplomatic community to highlight the very best of their home countries,” said Events DC President and CEO Angie M. Gates. “Washington, DC is a world-class destination for many reasons. With such a high concentration of embassies, locals and tourists have an unparalleled opportunity to experience a wide range of local, national and international traditions from around the globe. I love that we can benefit from each other for inspiration and creativity in so many ways—art, cuisine, fashion, dance, music and so much more.”
Sri Lanka has participated in Passport DC on a number of occasions in the past. This year, guests can expect live performances of traditional Sri Lankan cultural dances & instrumental music etc., tasting cup of pure Ceylon Tea, authentic Sri Lankan food, photo opportunities with outfits of traditional clothes/dresses, discovering Sri Lankan tourism prospects and other attractions. The first 1,000 visitors will be complemented with a large pack of world famous fine Ceylon tea.
Go to https://passportdc.stqry.app to see a full map of participating embassies. Go to THE Embassy website, https://slembassyusa.org/new/ or the Facebook page of the Embassy at https://www.facebook.com/slembassyusa or the Instagram https://www.instagram.com/slembassyusa/ and https://twitter.com/EmbassyofSL on Twitter to learn more about Sri Lanka.
ABOUT THE EMBASSY OF SRI LANKA
Although formal diplomatic relations between the governments of newly independent Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) and the United States of America was established in 1948, contacts between the peoples of the U.S.A and Sri Lanka are over 200 years old. This year Sri Lanka celebrates the 75th Anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations with the US.
A map of the Embassy of Sri Lanka is at https://passportdc.stqry.app/1/list/19938/story/206745
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