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Festivals in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Most festival in Colombo are inspired by religious holidays. 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. Just take a look at all the great activities offered on this website!

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