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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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February - Butterfly Migration

February - 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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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- 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 - Fashion Week

February - 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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March - Maha Sivaratri Festival

March - 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 - Kandy Film Festival

March - Kandy Film Festival

The inaugural Kandy International Film Festival (KIFF) was held in 2011 at the Kandy City Centre. The festival takes place over 4 days and feat

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March - Hot Air Balloon Festival

March - Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Hot Air Balloon festival is held in March and gives ballooning enthusiasts a chance to fly over the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka, witness

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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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May - Galle Literary Festival

May - 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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May - Galle Music Festival

May - Galle Music Festival

The Galle Music Festival is the sister event to the Jaffna Music Festival. The inaugural event was held in 2011 in Jaffna to an audience of ove

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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 - Snorkelling, Diving and Whale Watching

 June - Snorkelling, Diving and Whale Watching

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 - Arugam Bay Beach Fest

June - 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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June- National Festival Of Kites

June- 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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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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July - Hikkaduwa Beach Fest

July - Hikkaduwa Beach Fest

Commonly referred to as Hikka Fest, Hikkaduwa Beach Fest is one of Sri Lanka's most happening parties. Spread out over 5 days during July/Augus

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July - Negombo Beach Fest

 July - Negombo Beach Fest

The Negombo Beach Festival is one of the most exciting beach festivals in Sri Lanka held annually on the western coast of Negombo – about

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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 - Ramadhan Festival

 July - 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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July - Esala Festival

July - Esala Festival

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 - Kandy Perahera

August - Kandy Perahera

The Kandy Perahera is held during the months of July and August every year, to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. The Kandy P

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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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March - Jaffna Music Festival

March - Jaffna Music Festival

An initiative of the Sri Lanka-Norway Music Cooperation, the Jaffna Music Festival is one of the biggest music and art festivals in Sri Lanka a

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