Starting on poya day in December and running until the Vesak festival in May, the pilgrimage season sees thousands of visitors make the long trek...
Sri Lanka Public Holidays
Below are Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.
(a) Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given below are approximations. During the lunar month of Ramadan that precedes Eid al-Fitr, Muslims fast during the day and feast at night and normal business patterns may be interrupted; however, since Sri Lanka is not a predominantly Muslim country restrictions (which travellers may experience elsewhere) are unlikely to cause problems.
(b) Hindu and Buddhist festivals are declared according to local astronomical observations and it is not possible to forecast the date of their occurrence exactly.