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Time your trip to coincide with some of the biggest events and make your holiday unforgettable.

 
 

Events Calendar

January

Galle Literary Festival

January closes with the world famous and most anticipated Galle Literary Festival, a special four-day party welcoming world-class writers and...

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Kala Pola Art Festival

Indulge your aesthetic side and head down to Colombo’s grandest open-air art festival, Kala Pola, Held on the third Sunday of January along Green...

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Thaipongal

Thaipongal is celebrated on the first day of the month of the Tamil calendar. The day normally falls between 12th and 15th of the month of January in...

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Duruthu Maha Perahera

As the moon reaches its roundest and fullest, Buddhist devotees make their way to temples dressed in white and engage in meditation and prayer. If...

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February

The Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb

A popular racing event Southern Eliyakanda Hill Climb and begins at Browns Hill goes through Eliyakanda, ending up in Matara. It’s a great event...

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Elephant Polo

Witness a unique event in Galle where the sport Polo is played atop elephants. The sport is hugely popular played in places like Thailand. The...

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Navam Perahera

Visiting the Gangaramaya temple by the Beira Lake is a treat on its own but in the month of February, it is a must for every curious tourist. The...

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Colombo Fashion Week

Look out New York, London and Paris! Feel the fashion fever of Colombo Fashion Week. Local and Asian designers pull out all stops to make sure that...

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Independence Day

February 4th is a big day for all Sri Lankans as they come together as a nation to celebrate their independence from the British in 1948. The day is...

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March

Maha Sivarathri

The Hindu festival of Maha Sivarathri, or The Great Night of Shiva, is celebrated in late February or early March in Hindu homes and temples across...

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April

Bak Poya

Coinciding with Sinhala and Tamil New Year Bak Full Moon Poya marks Lord Buddha’s second visit to Sri Lanka. The Day is a venerated day to...

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Motor Racing

Want to get your pulse raising? During the month of April a host of racing championships is held. Some of these are the Nuwara Eliya Road Race,...

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Horse Races

Come month of April and the city’s racecourse transforms to accommodate many anticipated horseracing events. In the past these racing cups have...

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Sigirya Arts and Crafts Mela

Culture buffs look out! Organized by Sri Lanka Tourism Board and the National Crafts Council, artists from around the country will showcase their...

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Sinhalese & Tamil New Year

April marks a new beginning for Sinhalese and Tamil as The Sinhalese and Tamil New Year or Avurudu draws near. This usually falls on the 13th and...

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May

Walk the World Colombo

In line with the spirit of charity in the month of Vesak an international charity programme takes place in Sri Lanka where participants will walk 5...

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Vesak

This marks the celebration of the Birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha. As a predominant Buddhist population, temples will be teeming...

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June

Fete de la Musique

In lieu of World Music Day, the Alliance Francaise de Kotte continues to uphold a long celebrated French tradition in the island where local and...

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Katagarama Festival

In June locals both Hindu and Buddhist are seen travelling in groups to Katagarama where they will offer Pujas or offerings to the temples. The...

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Poson Poya

After the Vesak Poya, Poson Poya is of second importance because of its significance specifically to the island as the island is said to have...

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July

Hikkaduwa Beach Fest

The sleepy town of Hikkaduwa is brought to life at the end of July for four days and draws many locals and also brings in tourists and travelers from...

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Mayurapathy Chariot Festival Colombo

Mayurapathy Chariot Festival in Colombo is one of the most famous and popular hindu festivals in which hundreds of devotees come to witness the event...

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Ayurveda Symposium

A relatively new event, this is a 3 day exhibition and symposium where ayurvedic products and services will be showcased. Explore the ancient healing...

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The Nallur Festival

The Nallur festival at Kandaswamy Temple in Jaffna is celebrated over 27 long days and draws huge crowds of believers and culture enthusiasts alike....

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Kandy Esela Perahera

An iconic historic city, cool weather, tusked elephants dressed in their best, Kandyan dancers, stilt walkers, acrobats, drums and swirling flaming...

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August

Vel festival

Representing the rich religious fervor of the indigenous inhabitants of Sri Lanka, Hindu Vel Festival Colombo is celebrated with great enthusiasm and...

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Ramazan Festival Day

The coming new moon marks the end of Ramadan, where Muslims fast throughout the day and eat only at night. It was during this month that the holy...

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Arugam Bay SURF Competition

Thanks to the recent end of the civil war in the country, a beautiful expanse of blue bay on the East coast is open to surfers from all over the...

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September

World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day will be celebrate on 27 & 28 September near Beira Lake - Colombo .

Kites Festival

Normally held in September, the Sky in Mount Lavinia will be studded with Kites of various, sizes and shapes such as the Naya or snake and the Monara...

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Binara Full Moon Poya Day

During this period, members of the Buddhist Sangha or priests observe the Disciplinary Code laid down by Lord Buddha and spend most of their time in...

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October

Navarathri Festival

There are many important Hindu festivals that are celebrated in the island. Towards the end of year is Navarathri festival that pays homage to...

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Deepavali Festival Day

The Hindu Festival Deepavali or the Festival of Lights (known in India and elsewhere as Diwali) celebrates the victory of Lord Ramayanaya over Demon...

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Jazz Festival

Practice your jazz hands, coz it’s all that’s jazz at the historic Mount Lavinia hotel. The event will be held at the beautiful Paradise Beach,...

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Vap Full Moon Poya Day

Most shops and business establishments close on Poya Days and the sale of alcohol and meat is forbidden. All Poya days have some special significance...

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November

World Spice Festival

It doesn’t get hotter than this. The enticing aromas of curry and signature Sri Lankan dishes will drive your tastebuds to frenzy. Enter a world of...

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Id Ul Alha (Hadji Festival Day)

Eid ul-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice is a public and bank holiday in Sri Lanka. Muslims all over the world celebrate this holy day as well as...

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Ill Full Moon Poya Day

Ill celebrates the attainment of Vivarana (the assurance of becoming a Buddha) by the Maitri Bodhisatva and the commissioning of 60 disciples by The...

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December

Negombo Beach Festival

Head down to Negombo for 3 days of wet n wild fun! Prepare for ultimate water sports such as jet skiing, and kite surfing. Lounge on catamaran rides...

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Dawn of New Year

Sri Lanka too prepares to celebrate the dawn of a new year with their own, customs, traditions and festivities. For many Sri Lankan’s it symbolizes...

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Christmas Day

In the month of December the feeling of Christmas is very much around as shop windows decorated with tinsel, streamers and ornaments and hotels hold...

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Pilgrimage to Adam’s Peak

Climb the 4th highest mountain in Sri Lanka- during December, people of many faiths make the climb to the top to invoke blessings. The peak...

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Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day

Unduvap (full moon Poya day in December) commemorates the arrival of the oldest documented tree in the world as a sapling. Today this tree is a focal...

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National Bird Month

In order to raise awareness about bird species, habitats and importance of conservation, Field Ornithology Group Sri Lanka (FOGSL ) has declared...

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Anuradhapura
Anuradhapura

Situated almost at the centre of the island’s northern plains, the city rose to prominence very early in the development of Sri Lanka, and maintained its pre-eminent position for more than a millennium until being finally laid waste by Indian invaders in 993. Today, Anuradhapura remains a magical place....

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is home to the world’s largest troupe of captive pachyderms. The animals here range from newborns to elderly matriarchs, and include abandoned elephants, as well as those injured in the wild. Twice daily the elephants are driven to the Ma Oya river for a leisurely bath but...

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Hill Country
Hill Country

Occupying the island’s southern heartlands, the sublime green heights of the hill country are a world away from the sweltering coastal lowlands – indeed nothing encapsulates the scenic diversity of Sri Lanka as much as the short journey by road or rail from the humid urban melee of Colombo to the cool...

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Trincomalee
Trincomalee

Eastern Sri Lanka’s major town, Trincomalee has been celebrated since antiquity for its superlative deep-water harbour, one of the finest in the world. The town served as the major conduit for the island’s seaborne trade during the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa periods, and the harbour was later fought...

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Sigiriya
Sigiriya

About 165 km away from Colombo, the spectacular citadel of Sigiriya – a remarkable archeological site made unforgettable by its dramatic setting rises sheer and impregnable out of the denuded plains of the dry zone, sitting atop a huge outcrop of gneiss rock towering 200m above the surrounding countryside....

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