A wedding is a common ceremony spread widely amongst almost all the nations and traditions. But Sri Lankan weddings somehow are more colorful and interesting than the majority. It is not only because of the colorful jewelry and costumes, it is also because of the traditions and the customs that Sri Lankans follow. By following these rituals and traditions it is believed that the married couple will be blessed with prosperity and fortune.
The wedding culture in Sri Lanka consists of two different traditions, the Up country tradition is known as the “Uda Rata tradition” and the Southern Tradition is known as the “Pahatha Rata tradition”. The Uda Rata weddings are the most colorful ones and it is believed to be indigenous to Sri Lanka. The Pahatha Rata customs have a south Indian touch.