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Event by name Period Description
Christmas evening 25/12 Christmas celebration day  
31st night 31/12 Last day of year and celebrating upcoming new year  
Tamil Thai Pongal Day January Celebrated by Hindu Devotees, they worship the main deity The Sun God on this day  
The Season of Butterflies begins (Adams Peak season) February–April Sri Pada season  
National Day 4th of February To celebrate the independence from British Colony  
Maha Shivarathri day End of February and beginning of March Hindu ceremony  
Good Friday Mid or end of March Easter, the Christian community commemorates the crucifixion of the Christ  
Sinhala and Tamil New Year April It is a traditional new year and a very important event where auspicious times are taken into great consideration. Also the most fun-filled celebration.  
Vesak Poya Day May The birth of prince Siddharta, Enlightenment of the Lord Buddha, the passing away of the Lord Buddha.  
Ramazan June A very important day for the Muslim community where the commemorate the last day of the Holy fasting.  
Hadji Festival Day September Hadji Festival Day is when Muslims make their pilgrimages to the holy Muslim shrine in Mecca.



Deepavali Festival October very colourful festival for the Hindu devotees where over a thousand lamps are lit in remembrance of Rama.  
The Kataragama Esala Festival July/August The Kataragama Perahera is part and gift of the Esala festival  in honour of the God Skanda. A festival procession that travels through the Kataragama town’s roads.  
The Kandy Esala Perahera July/August The Kandy Esala Perahera also known as The Festival of the Tooth is a grand festival celebrated with elegant costumes and is held in July and August in Kandy, Sri Lanka.This historical procession is held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawain Kandy.  
Gangarama Perehara February Colombo’s annual cultural pageant. Every year since 1979, the Navam Perahera has enchanted countless locals and vacationers from around the world with its refreshing mixture of culture and festivity. Taking place in Colombo, the island’s commercial capital, this traditional procession thrives in the limelight.


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