Religion in Sri Lanka - Wikipedia.
This is Hindu Calendar which lists most Hindu Festivals and Fasting days in year 2020 for Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka. Hindu Festivals Calendar is also known as Hindu Vrat and Tyohar calendar.
Poson full-moon poya day (Poson Poya Day, Poson Festival) is celebrated the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BC, a festival of great historical and religious significance celebrated island-wide by Buddhists. Poson, held on the full moon day of June, commemorates the occasion over 2,000 years ago when Arahat Mahinda, son of Emperor Asoka of India, converted King.
Sri Lanka Festivals. Sri Lanka has many festivals and national holidays, including poya days which are celebrated monthly on full moon days. During holidays it is customary to engage in pilgrimages to distant ancient temples. Visiting the sixteen main temples (Solosmasthana Vandanava ) that enshrine sacred relics or hallowed by the Buddha is popular.
If you happen to be in Sri Lanka towards the beginning of May (05 th and 06th of May) you will note that the whole island is decorated with colourful vesak lanterns, big and small colourfully decorated pandols, religious celebrations throughout the island in order to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Buddha that took place on the very same day.
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Festivals, Events and Holiday calendar in Sri Lanka Most (but not all) Sri Lankan festivals follow the lunar calendar, meaning that dates vary considerably from year to year. Most of the public holidays are based on Buddhist festivals.
With so many events and festivals in Sri Lanka in 2019, we are here to help you whittle down your bucket list, with our hand-picked selection of the best things to do across the country.