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Summary of Festivals Sri Lanka

Hela Avurududda

Fresh new shoots and leaves sprout while greenery and color is in abundance. Flowers bloom, vegetables and fruits are in plentiful and birds sing in the air. Harvesting is over, and people have the time to celebrate with family and loved ones...

Vesak Festival

Vesak is regarded as a religious as well as a cultural festival in Sri Lanka. Vesak Day is one of the biggest days of the year in the Buddhist calendar and celebrated by Buddhists all over the world.

Christmas Celebrations

December 25th, commemorates the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ and is a time of fellowship and goodwill enjoyed by Christians and non-Christians of Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, while the majority of Sri Lankans are Buddhists, Christians make up 7% of the total population of the country. Christmas is however widely celebrated with a lot of excitement.

Kandy Esala Perahera

The Kandy Esala Perahera is one of the grandest Buddhist festivals exclusive to Sri Lanka. In Sinhalese, the term ‘Esala' refers to July or August which is believed to be the month that commemorates the first teaching given by the Lord Buddha after he attained enlightenment, while the term ‘Perahera’ means procession or parade which lasts for about 10 days...

Kataragama Esala Festival

The ancient Kataragama Shrine according to legend, was built by King Dutugemunu (2nd century BC). The central event which pays homage to Kataragama Deviyo is the annual Esala Festival held in late July or early August. Customary rituals of this festival starting with the Kap Situweema...

Diwali Celebration

Deepavali Festival (Festival of Lights) is mostly celebrated by Hindus in Sri Lanka during October or November. Deepavali is also known as Diwali in India and Sri Lanka.

Ramadan Festival

Ramadhan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Fasting is prescribed in this month from morning dawn to the evening sunset. While Muslims make up 10% of the Sri Lankan population, Ramadhan is reverently celebrated during the fasting month of the Muslim calendar in Sri Lanka by all Muslims.

Thai Pongal

The colorful Thai Pongal Festival that pays homage to the Sun God, is celebrated by the Hindus in Sri Lanka during the 12th and 15th on the 14 of January or Thai in the Tamil calendar meaning the first month. ‘Pongal’ is a traditional sweet dish consisting, moong dhal, jaggery and milk.

Madhu Festival and the Feast of St. Anne

The church of Our Lady of Madhu a revered and famous Roman Catholic shrine in the Mannar district, has a history of over 400 years. The shrine is a traditional pilgrimage and worship venue for Sri Lankan Catholics.

Vel Festival

Vel is a Hindu festival held in Colombo in July or August, venerating the God of War. A traditionally and lavishly gilded chariot, is taken in an enthralling procession along the Galle Road between Pettah and Bambalapityia Colombo.

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