Today we are bringing you 2016 calendar of the main bank holidays of Sri Lanka. Worth to read if you are planning to travel to Sri Lanka, you might want to check interesting Buddhist holidays.
- According to the local law, no alcohol is served or sold on the Bank Holidays, expect crowded local transportation (mainly train) and less shops are open.
- Poya is a celebration of a full moon, if this days happens to be Saturday or Sunday, usually another free day will be add on Monday or Friday.
- Recommended Holidays are Singhala and Tamil New Year in April, but expect less activities from locals, they all are in the holiday mood for 14 days in a row, usually half of the workers are not in the job and so the once who stayed are stressed and less concentrated, but that doesn’t mean that you should avoid Sri Lanka in April.
- Do not miss Esala Perahera, one of the biggest Buddhist celebration in the world, happening in Kandy from 19.7. for 10 days. You need to make sure to book your accommodation in Kandy as soon as possible for this dates as Buddhist from all over the world are travelling to bow down in front of Lord Buddha’s Tooth Relic.
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