Holidays in Galle

Sri Lanka is popularly known as a multicultural country with a rather diverse background. When it comes to public holidays, travelers need to take into account this matter, as they not only celebrate Buddhist holidays, but also other existing religions in the country. Next to that, national holidays plays an essential role in determining travelers to have the best time of their visit.

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Holidays in Galle, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a lot of holidays you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out.

  • The Buddhist New Year is celebrated for 3 whole days starting on the first full moon of April.
  • Vesak, celebrating Buddha’s birthday, takes place on the first full moon day of May.
  • Uposatha is a day dedicated to meditation and ethics, and takes place on the New Moon, the Full Moon and quarter moon days every month.
  • Makha Bucha usually occurs in February, and celebrates the meeting of Arahants with Buddha, nine months after his enlightenment.
  • Asalha Puja ‘Dhamma Day’ takes place around July, and is dedicated to Buddha’s first teaching on the full moon day.
  • Kathina Ceremony takes place in October and November, the people are offering new robes to the monks.
  • Sanghamitta Day is celebrated on the Full Moon day in December, and honors Sanghamitta for her journey to Sri Lanka, and spreading the ideas of Buddhism.

Top cultural experiences in Galle

Inspiring 1 Day Tour in Southern Sri Lanka

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Inside Galle Tour a Tea Factory & a Waterfall

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Stunning Scooter Ride along Southern Coast

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€28.00 p.p.

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A customized trip with Shermila

Great to be invited in their welcoming home, I had the most delicious food. Shermila, Ranga and their lovely family are the best! Thanks again!

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Berlin Favourite Food Tour: 10 tastings

The food tour with Carlos had a good mix of history, current events, and, well, food. You'll eat at a few places that would never show up in a tourist's guidebook, and also be sure to ask about the falafel place that is almost a literal hole in the wall! The tour is also quite flexible, depending on how long you would like to stay at a certain place, or whether you'd like to eat in/out, etc. Recommended!

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Roman Food Tour: The 10 Tastings

This wasn't far off!
For a group of six - including two vegetarians - we were all very well catered for. The 10 tastings Roman food tour was unanimously the highlight of our 4 day trip to Rome. It gave us a really good insight in to what culinary delights Rome has to offer from market vegetables to ricotta and cherry pie in the Jewish Quarter.
Francesca was personable and helpful, continuing to help us find the best places to eat during the following days of our stay.