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JANUARY
Kelaniya Duruthu Perehara
Cultural and religious parade in the
town of Kelaniya
Fairway Galle Literary Festival
Annual celebration of local and
global literary stars
Thai Pongal
The Harvest Festival on the Tamil
calendar
FEBRUARY
Luna Music Festival
Pitch your tents and listen to the
best acts from India and Sri Lanka
under the stars at Luna Laguna
Kalpitiya
Sri Lankan Independence Day
Commemorating Sri Lanka’s 71st
year of Independence from British
rule
Nawam Perahara
(Poya Day)
Future of Women Conference
Voices of women - Transition from
inspiration to action
Ironman Colombo
MARCH
Maha Shivratri
Tamil festival for God Shiva
HSBC Colombo Fashion Week
APRIL
Sinhala and Tamil New Year
MAY
Arugam Bay
Surf season starts in May and
goes on until September
Wesak Festival
Celebrating the birth, death and
enlightenment of Lord Buddha
JUNE
Poson Festival
A holy Buddhist celebration, filled
with lanterns and pandals.
Ambasthale Dagoba, Mihintale
Culinary Art Food Expo &
Competition
ACTIVI
JULY
Vel Festival
Tamil festival for God Skanda
Kataragama Perehera Festival
Processions through the town
roads
AUGUST
Esala Perahera
The most celebrated of Sri Lankan
peraheras. The dazzling procession
of dancers, drummers, acrobats
and fire twirlers, is centered around
the elephant that parades the
Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha
through the streets of the city of
Kandy
Annual Perahera from Bellanwila
Temple in Colombo
Nallur Festival
Jaffna’s longest festival
Lanka Comic Con
“Come be yourself” at The 5th
Annual Lanka Comic Con
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