Religious celebrations in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, countless religious celebrations are part of the country's cultural identity.
In Sri Lanka, there are countless religious festivals. The Vel Festival is the most important Hindu festival held in July in Colombo. Esala Perahera is one of the oldest Buddhist celebrations over ten days, between July and August in Kandy. In the north of the island, in the city of Jaffna, the Nallur Festival is a celebration that lasts 25 days between August and September. During the Poya de Posson, celebrated in June in the city of Anuradhapura, the pilgrims of the country meet and go on the ascent of the mountain of Mihintale, a must-see place of the Buddhist religion. Deepavali, in other words, the festival of lights, is one of the most beautiful events to discover during October across the country.