|Culture within the region is diverse, and is influenced by many factors. Culture rich in tradition and diverse in nature, brings together the peoples of nations, in an exchange of art that has no barriers. Seeing and participating in Cultural Festivals is the best way in experiencing culture, traditions, life and people, and to promote cultural cooperation and development. The SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo, will organize a Cultural Festival, from 17 – 19 February 2012 which will celebrate diversity of culture, ethnicities and peoples of the SAARC Region. The Cultural Festival will take place over three days. It will specifically focus on traditional dance and music from the region, and also have fringe events, which will include an Exhibition on traditional music of the region and a Food Festival.