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JANUARY
Kelaniya Duruthu Perahera
Cultural and religious parade in the
town of Kelaniya
Thai Pongal
The Harvest Festival on the Hindu
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 72nd
year of Independence from British
rule
Nawam Perahera
(Full Moon Day)
The most colourful and prestigious
Buddhist cultural pageant held
in Colombo. Over 100 decorated
elephants, drummers, stilt-walkers,
and dancers transform the city
MARCH
Maha Shivaratri
Hindu festival for God Shiva
Colombo Fashion Week
APRIL
Sinhala and Tamil New Year
MAY
Vesak 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
ACTIVITIES
JULY
Vel Festival
Hindu festival for God Skanda
Kataragama Perahera Festival
Processions through the town
roads
Culinary Art Food Expo
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 Annual
Lanka Comic Con
Madhu Festival
An annual festival when thousands
of Catholic devotees flock from
all over the island to the Madhu
Church in Mannar to celebrate the
day of assumption of the hallowed
Virgin Mary. Celebrations continue
for upto 10 days
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