Why It Makes Perfect Sense To Travel to Sri Lanka in February 0 178

Why It Makes Perfect Sense To Travel to Sri Lanka in February 0 179

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Pleasant climate of Sri Lanka makes it a popular travel destination for foreign tourists and travellers from around the globe. The island country experiences two short monsoon seasons affecting different sides of the country, meaning you can enjoy sunshine and good beach weather throughout the year.

Besides this, the tropical isle is also known to celebrate a number of unique festivals with great zeal and zest. If you are planning a holiday to Sri Lanka, it would be best that you plan it around the festival time. It will give you a chance to taste the ethnic flavour of the country as you enjoy the beauty and majesty of the place.

Listed below are events and festivals that you can enjoy during February:  

Independence Day (4th February)

4th of February marks the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule. Sri Lanka gained its independence in the year 1948 and since then, this day is celebrated nation-wide with flag-hoisting, pageants, parades and ceremonies. Events that highlight the culture and achievements of the nation are conducted at various places. There are singing and dancing performances showcasing the culture and national unity. If you want to enjoy all these performances live, plan your trip around this time. The stately parade will be held this year at the Galle Face Green in Colombo. 

Navam Poya (February 10th)

Every full moon day is a Poya holiday in Sri Lanka as per the Buddhist Lunar calendar. During this holiday the Buddhist majority of the country visit the temple for religious observances. Meat and alcohol too are not sold in shops in lieu of this holiday.

Out of these, Navam Full Moon Poya Day is one of the most looked forward to in Sri Lanka. During Navam Poya is the Navam Perahera, a grand pagent held in Colombo where millions of people flock to see the gala processions of the parading drummers, singers and kids marching with flags. People wear traditional dresses and the streets are full with shops offering mouth-watering delicacies. If you want to be a part of all the celebration, visit Colombo around Navam Poya, which will be on 10th February this year.

Maha Shivratri (February 13th)

Maha Shivratri, also known as the festival of Shiva, is an important day in Sri Lanka. It is celebrated to commemorate numerous legends related to Shiva, representing his strength and merciful manner. On this day, all Shiva temples are beautifully decorated for the worshippers of lord Shiva. Planning your trip to Sri Lanka during this time will give you a chance to see the beautiful examples of art and sculpture. For your stay, we would recommend you choose a Yoho Bed hotel in Katunayake Sri Lanka, near spiritual pilgrimage, as that will make it easier for you to explore all the exquisitely decorated temples in the vicinity.

Sri Lanka is one of the most sought-after beach destinations in Asia, the reason why it is a favourite among global travellers looking for a romantic escape for Valentine’s Day. February offers a variety of reasons to travel to Sri Lanka for – what’s yours?    

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