Holidays in Kandy

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 Kandy, 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 Kandy

Full Day Highlights & Traditions Private Tour

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€15.00 p.p.

Fascinating Full Day City Tour

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€32.00 p.p.

Kandy to Pinnawala 1 Day Tour

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€32.01 p.p.

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Nhat Anh Kamal
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Day trip to the 8th World Wonder: Sigiriya Lion Rock

Perfect time. Tamal’s brother is so pleased to spend time with. He is nice and kind. The cost is reasonable. Would recommend

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Nimmi Kamal
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Day trip to the 8th World Wonder: Sigiriya Lion Rock

Thank you Kamal for arranging a great tour for me and my friends. We really made loads of great memories. Thanks for the concern and great care provided. We know we could ENT have done so much if not for your great planning. Thank you for standing us dinner on your account after a great eventful day. Received the memorable beautiful photos you have taken of us. Thanks again. Take care🙂

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Susie Dushan
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1 Full Day Exploring Kandy

I’m traveling solo round Sri Lanka and wanted a few days soaking up some Kandy culture and a sampling the atmosphere of the tea plantations. Dushan sorted everything out for me and escorted me with gentle charm during my stay. This man knows where to go for the best dance shows and what to do to see the most interesting temples at less crowed times. He gives you all the interesting information, without overwhelmingly you with detail. When I come back to Sri Lanka I will book him again. Big thanks Dushan!