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Colombo Festival - Events
Colombo Festivals and Events Guide -
The following is a listing of festival - events occurring in Sri Lanka in 2005:
January Duruthu Perahera Festival (commemorating a visit of the Buddha to Sri Lanka), Colombo; Thai Pongal (traditional Hindu festival)
February Navam Perahera Festival (colourful street
procession with nearly 100 elephants and ‘low
country’ dancers), Colombo; Classic Car Rally,
Colombo to Wattala
February 4 Independence Commemoration Day
March Elephant Polo, Weligama
April Hindu New Year; Flower Show and Gardening
, Nuwara Eliya
April 13-14 Sinhala
May 16 Wesak Festival (commemorates the Birth,
Enlightenment and Death of the Buddha)
June Bellanwila Festival, Rajamaha Vihare
July - August Kandy Esala Perahala
August Kataragama Festival, Tissamaharama
September Facets 2005 - International Gem and Jewellery
, Colombo
October International Marathon, Kandy
November Deepavali Festival
December Sri Pada Pilgrimage Season
Note: For further information and exact dates, contact the Sri Lanka Tourist Board (see Contact section).