Holidays in Sri Lanka

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 Sri Lanka

  • The Buddhist New Year is celebrated for 3 whole days starting on the first full moon of April.
  • Vesak, 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, where the locals offer 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 Sri Lanka

Incredible Day Trip to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa

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Beautiful Coexistence: Temples of Colombo Tour

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Sacred Day Trip to Anuradhapura with a Local

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