A country with a good number of ethnic groups and religions living together, Sri Lanka celebrates festivals under its multicultural ethnic identity. The lively fairs and colourful festivals of Sri Lanka are major attractions to the tourist because it reflects the vibrant culture of the country, history of these traditions, ethnic heritage, religious beliefs, myths, cuisine, and the seasons. This is the country where festivity is a part of the culture and celebrates fairs and festival in every calendar year.

Festival Calendar

Sri Lankan New Year

Join the National Festival of Sri Lanka and enjoy yourself if you happen to be there in mid-April, where people celebrate traditional customs sports, exchange of visits, gifts etc. You may have the possibility to enjoy a variety of Sri Lankan sweets during this festival and understand their way of life.

Vesak Festival

If you happen to be in Sri Lanka towards the beginning of May you will note that the whole island is decorated with colourful Vesak lanterns, big and small colourfully decorated pandals, religious celebrations throughout the island in order to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Buddha that took place on the very same day.

Esala Perahera

As the full moon phase approaches July - August, preparations gather pace in the Sri Lankan hill town of Kandy. A riotous homage to the island’s revered ‘Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha’, the event centres on a series of spectacular processions featuring lavishly decorated elephants, dancers, musicians, drummers, fire juggling monks, whip crackers and stilt walkers, all decked out in traditional Kandyan costume. The Cascades of fairy lights adorn the trees and temples lining the route of the parades, which take place after dark to create a fabulously exotic spectacle.


Total Holiday Options Lanka being a destination specialist can incorporate popular festivals if you wish to visit the island and witness the celebration firsthand. Offering superb value for money, with a dedicated air-conditioned car, your own driver-guide and high-quality accommodation throughout. Contact our Travel Team for a tailor-made itinerary to suit your specific requirements, as per your interest/budget/travel period etc. 

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Tour Type: Fair & Festival Tour of Sri Lanka

Group size: 02-16 people

Duration: Minimum of 2 weeks (recommended)

Accommodation:  4*/5* as per clients Request

Tour Manager: Multilingual available


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