Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

Fairs and Religous Festivals

Dalada Maligawa Perahera Sinhala Tamil Avurudu Tamil Festival BMICH

Due to Sri Lanka’s wide spectrum of ethnic groups and religions, festivals are held regularly.

Each April, the Sinhala and Tamil people celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival. The Muslim community celebrates Ramadan annually.

The Esala Peraherais a grand Buddhist festival. The Perahera or procession features grand and elegant dances and richly decorated elephants. There are fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances. The elephants are usually adorned with lavish garments.

Fairs are held periodically in Colombo. The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) is the popular venue and host for this kind of events. The varied trade fairs that are held, attract many existing and potential investors.