On the occasion of Sri Aurobindo's birth anniversary, Aurovilians gather in the amphitheatre
for a silent meditation in front of a bonfire (called dawnfire as it happens at dawn),
waiting for the sun to rise to a new day.
The teachings of Sri Aurobindo about evolution of mankind were and are the inspiring roots
of the foundation of Auroville, the city-experiment for the future of mankind.
15 of August is also the anniversary of the indipendence of India.