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Events in Sri Lanka

January

  • Duruthu Full Moon Poya - (Religious/Buddhist)
  • Thai Pongal - (Religious/Hindu)
  • The Initial Aluth Sahal Mangallaya (New Rice Festival) at the Temple of the Tooth - (Customary/Sinhalese/Agriculture related)

February

  • The National Day (Independence Day) - (Customary/Political/Commemorating the Political Freedom attained from the British Empire)
  • Navam Full Moon Poya - (Religious/Buddhist)

March

  • Medin Full Moon Poya - (Religious/Buddhist)
  • Maha Shivaratri - (Religious/Hindu)
  • Good Friday - (Religious/Catholic/Christian)

April

  • Sinhala and Tamil New Year - (Religious/Customary/Buddhist/Hindu/ Sinhalese/Agriculture related/Astrology related)
  • Bak Full Moon Poya - (Religious/Buddhist)

May

  • May Day - (Customary/Political)
  • Vesak Full Moon Poya (Vesak) - (Religious/Buddhist)

June

  • Poson Full Moon Poya - (Religious/Buddhist)

July

  • Esala Full Moon Poya - (Religious/Buddhist)
  • Id-Ul-Fitr Ramazan Festival Day

August

  • Nikini Full Moon Poya - (Religious/Buddhist)
  • Kandy Esala Perahera - (Customary/Religious/Political /Buddhist/Hindu/Sinhalese)

September

  • Binara Full Moon Poya - (Religious/Buddhist)
  • Id-Ul-Alha Hadji Festival Day

October

  • Vap Full Moon Poya - (Religious/Buddhist)
  • Deepavali - (Religious/Hindu)

November

  • Il Full Moon Poya - (Religious/Buddhist)

December

  • Unduvap Full Moon Poya - (Religious/Buddhist)
  • Christmas - (Religious/Catholic/Christian)
  • Milad-Un-Nabi Birthday