New Year’s Eve in Sri Lankan mountains (2017)

 

New Year’s Eve at Galavilla is something to remember. We can promise you great entertainment in a family environment. We will have gala dinner, dance and midnight fireworks.     

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Christmas in Sri Lankan mountains (24th - 25th December 2017)

Christmas is coming.  Come and celebrate 24 and 25 December with us. We will have a festive buffet dinner, a Christmas tree, and sweets. There is also a surprise waiting for you. Our guests always remember the unique atmosphere of Christmas in Galavilla. 

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Esala Perahera (17th - 26th August 2018)

The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants. This is held in Esala (July or August), which is the month that is believed to commemorate the first teaching given by the Buddha after he attained enlightenment.

Sinhala & Tamil New Year (14th April, 2018)

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year (Avurudu in Sinhala), has become an important national holiday for both Sinhala Buddhists and the Tamil Hindus of Sri Lanka.

Rituals associated with the Aluth Avurudda begin with bathing on the last day of the old year and viewing the moon on the same night. The pealing of the bell accompanied with the beating of drums (hewisi) in the village temple announces the times to perform the different rituals.

 

Vesak Festival (28th May, 2018)

Vesak Day is one of the biggest days of the year and is celebrated by Buddhists all over the world. Buddhists commemorate the important events that took place in the life of Lord Buddha on this day. First comes the birth of Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini in Nepal, which took place under the arbor of Sat trees where queen Mahamaya gave birth to him. The second event was Siddharta Gautam’s supreme attainment as the Buddha, the Enlightened One. The third event was Lord Buddha’s Parinibbana over 2500 years ago at Kusinagar.