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July - Kataragama Festival

July - Kataragama Festival

The Kataragama Festival is the annual Esala full moon festival held in July or August at the Kataragama shrine. The jungle shrine is dedicated

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July / August - Esala Perahara

July / August - Esala Perahara

The Esala Festival is held annually in Kandy, the hill-capital, during the full moon month of Esala which falls in July/August. Held for the la

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August - National Festival Of Kites

August - National Festival Of Kites

The National Festival of Kites is an exciting annual event held each year to celebrate creative endeavours as well as national unity. The festi

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September - Arugam Bay Beach Fest

September - Arugam Bay Beach Fest

Arugam Bay is located along the East Coast of Sri Lanka and is listed and recognized as one of the top 10 best surfing points in the world. Uni

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October - Diwali (Deepavali) Festival

 October - Diwali (Deepavali) Festival

Deepavali, also known as Diwali, is celebrated by the Hindu population in Sri Lanka during October/November. It also marks the beginning of the

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December - Christmas

December - Christmas

Christmas in Sri Lanka is a joyous event, with the festive atmosphere shared by the entire country. Christmas is celebrated throughout the mont

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January -Whales and Dolphin Watching

January -Whales and Dolphin Watching

Sri Lanka holds the spotlight for best whale and dolphin watching in the world, on beautiful locations known as Mirissa and Kalpitiya. In the w

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January- Duruthu Perehara

January- Duruthu Perehara

The Duruthu Perahera is a grand temple procession held to commemorate Lord Buddha's first visit to Sri Lanka about 2500 years ago. It is held e

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January - Galle Literary Festival

January - Galle Literary Festival

The Galle Literary Festival is Sri Lanka’s foremost literary festival held annually in January. Founded in 2007, it is an international l

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February- Gangarama Navam Perehera

February- Gangarama Navam Perehera

Be ready for the rhythmic dancers, traditional music and the drummers, as the streets of Colombo come alive on the full moon poya day of the An

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February - Adam's Peak Festival

 February - Adam's Peak Festival

Located in Sri Lanka’s central region, Adam's Peak mountain is one of Sri Lanka’s most sacred sites, due to the large footprint fou

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February - Maha Sivaratri Festival

February - Maha Sivaratri Festival

A religious festival celebrated by Hindus across Sri Lanka, Maha Sivaratri Festival is observed in the month of February on the 14th night of t

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March-April - Butterfly Migration

March-April - Butterfly Migration

Sri Lanka is one of the bio-diversity hot spots in the world that homes approximately 245 species of butterflies, out of which 23 are endemic t

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March - Fashion Week

March - Fashion Week

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) started in 2003 and was aimed at boosting Sri Lanka's fashion industry. Since then, the annual event has been firmly

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April - Sinhala and Tamil New Year

April - Sinhala and Tamil New Year

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year is one of the most significant holidays on the Sri Lankan calendar. Usually celebrated on the 13th or 14th of Ap

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June - Ramadhan Festival

June - Ramadhan Festival

Ramadhan is the most prominent festival celebrated by Muslims in Sri Lanka. The much-anticipated fasting month of the year takes place during t

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May - Wesak Festival

May - Wesak Festival

The Vesak Festival is one of the most important events celebrated by Buddhists around the world. Being both a cultural and religious event in S

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June - August - Snorkelling, Diving and Whale Wa

 June - August  - Snorkelling, Diving and Whale Wa

Surrounded by the emerald blue waves of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is recognised as one of the best locations to observe Whales and Dolphins f

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June - Sloth Bear Season in Yala and Wasgomuva

June - Sloth Bear Season in Yala and Wasgomuva

Also commonly referred to as the Stickney bear or labiated bear, sloth bears in Sri Lanka are a subspecies that reside in the country's lush fo

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June - Poson Festival

June - Poson Festival

Celebrated on June full moon poya day, Poson festival is the day where Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka preached by the Emperor Asoka's son

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June - Poson Poya Day

June -  Poson Poya Day

Poson Poya Day marks the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka over 2,000 years ago. Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka from India when

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