Sri Lanka Independence Day
Sri Lanka Independence Day is held on February 4. This event in the first decade of the month February is annual. Help us
Many national struggles were made in the history of Sri Lanka. And on the independence day, all of these are remembered and celebrated. But the independence movement against the British is especially recalled.
National Day, also known as Independence Day, is a Sri Lankan national holiday celebrated annually on 4 February to commemorate the country’s political independence from British rule in 1948. It is celebrated all over the country through a flag-hoisting ceremony, dances, parades and performances. Usually, the main celebration takes place in Colombo, where the President raises the national flag and delivers a nationally televised speech.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day in Sri Lanka on January 25 (In honour of Lord Buddha's first visit to Sri Lanka);
Navam Full Moon Poya Day in Sri Lanka on February 24 (The Buddha proclaims for the first time a code of fundamental ethical precepts for the monks);
Magha Puja on February 24 (Full moon, 3rd Thai lunar month);
Maha Shivaratri in Sri Lanka on March 8 (is a annual festival celebrated annually in honor of Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month's 13th night/14th day, but once a year in late winter and before the arrival of Summer, marks Maha Shivaratri which means "the Great Night of Shiva");
Bak Full Moon Poya Day in Sri Lanka on April 5 (commemorates the second visit of The Buddha to Sri Lanka)