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Summer Festivals Around The World

Esala Perahera - Sri Lankan Festival of the Tooth is full of lavish costumes and elephants! It takes place in July and August in Kandy. It is a Buddhist festival full of various cultural dances.

Ramadan- 29 or 30 days of fasting between sunrise and sunset, sometimes with lavish feasts served afterwards. It is a Muslim tradition to teach about patience and humility. It is expected that you pray more than usual and it is believed to be held during the same month that the first verses of the Qu'ran were revealed to prophet Muhammad. (Eid al-Fitr is the last 3 days of Ramadan)

Raksha Bandhan - A celebration of brothers and sisters in India. It is observed by Hindus and Sikhs. Sisters tie a thread on their brothers wrist for love and well being and the brothers vow to be her protector.

Trung Tru - A Vietnamese summertime festival celebrating children. Think moon cakes! Some say the festival originated for parents to spend more time with their children during harvest season. It is similar…

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History of Elmhirst Resort

Elmhirst Resort is now using Babar Too Co's Massage Oils!

(as taken directly from their website
In the year 1818, King George IV of England granted to Phillip James Elmhirst, a lieutenant of the Royal Navy, one thousand acres of Crown Land on the north shore of Rice Lake, as a reward for his efforts against Napoleon in the Battle of Trafalgar. Emigrating from his Lincolnshire, England farm Phillip landed at Port Hope in 1819 and established his new home to the north of our present location.

Frank Elmhirst, the grandfather of present owner Peter Elmhirst, acquired a new piece of property, originally known as ‘Walker Farm’, on the edge of Rice Lake in 1906. This land, totaling 340 acres with a full mile of scenic shoreline, is the site of the present day resort. With it’s panoramic view of the lake and its many islands, the location was, and is, a perfect site for a year round vacation destination.

Frank Elmhirst augmented his farm income by constructing small c…