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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. Buddhist festivals revolve around the days of...
- Posted June 5, 2017
Poson Poya day- Story behind the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka
History says it was on a Poson Poya day that Arahath Mahinda, son of the great King Asoka of India, and a group of missionaries came to Sri Lanka to spread the word of the Buddha. It...
- Posted May 26, 2017
UN International Vesak Festival 2017 in Sri Lanka
Vesak is the most important day in the Buddhist calendar, marks commemoration of Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing away. World Buddhist leaders have agreed to hold the UN International Vesak Festival in Sri Lanka from May...
- Posted May 9, 2017
Vesak festival in Sri Lanka and around the World
The ritual, cultural and religious celebration, Wesak (or Vesak), commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death (or parinibbāna) of the Buddha. It is celebrated on the day of the full moon in May. Wesak is celebrated in Theravāda countries...
- Posted April 26, 2014
Kala Pola street art market fair on Green Path Colombo
The annual Kala Pola brings the country’s talented artistes and sculptors together on a common platform. This much awaited open-air feast will be held this year on January 27 from 8 am to 6 pm at the Nelum...
- Posted January 9, 2013