This island country is located on the island of Ceylon and is separated from India by the Palkova Strait. Its residents believe that dancing, the sound of drums and the scent of incense can exorcise evil spirits and demons from people. Besides this diabolical dance, there is also the massively popular Kandyan dance, considered to be a piece of national heritage. We would like to include this dance in our cultural program. The Sri Lankan cuisine is influenced not only by India, but also by the colonial powers from Portugal, the Netherlands or England. Hot spices are absolutely essential for local dishes, especially the curry mix which is used to flavour beef, pork and fish. At AsianFest, you will be able to taste not only various curries but also chutney – a hot side dish consisting of various kinds of vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices.