Festivals in Colombo

Sri Lanka has a history as long as many ancient civilizations, positioning in the crossroad of the East and West. And by being a multicultural society it celebrates a wide variety of festivals, ceremonies and events. In Colombo most of the festivals are inspired by religious events. Check out below for more information about festivals in Colombo

Withlocals experiences in Colombo are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Buddha's birth celebration in Colombo

There is at least one amazing festival to be found in Colombo, namely the celebration of Buddha’s Birth. This festival, named ‘Vesak’, usually takes place in May. It is celebrated in Colombo, but also in other cities such as Kandy and Galle. You will definitely be amazed by the beautifully electrically lit ‘toranas’, symbolizing good fortune. Imagine going to a festival with a local, who can introduce you to all the rituals and let you experience this joyful day from a local perspective? Sounds amazing, right?!

Top cultural experiences in Colombo

Beautiful Coexistence: Temples of Colombo Tour

from

€29.00 p.p.

The True Essence of Colombo: Highlights & Hidden Gems

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€17.00 p.p.

Incredible Local Adventure: Hike the Bible Rock in a Day

from

€35.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Zoe Prasanna
Rating

Colombo to Kandy in 1 Amazing Day with a Local

Thank you Prasanna for such an incredible day! You went above and beyond to show us a great time! In such busy traffic - your driving was great, very safe! If anyone wants to see Kandy for a day, then Prasanna is the go to person! Full of knowledge and puts his customers first! Thank you again!!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Azman Prasanna
Rating

Colombo to Kandy in 1 Amazing Day with a Local

We booked Prasanna for a day tour from Colombo to Kandy. He was excellent, quite knowledgeable and very accommodating. If we ever return, we would definitely book hom again, for a longer tour!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Juan Antonio Prasanna
Rating

Colombo to Kandy in 1 Amazing Day with a Local

Muy dispuesto a hacerte disfrutar de la excursion, siempre llevandote donde tu quieras. Aunque su español no es perfecto, se esfuerza en hablarlo y se le entiende muy bien. Un placer!