SRI LANKA CULTURE
Sri Lanka always in her past had great significance, not only because of its strategic location, but also with an onsite, mostly Buddhist religion. Thanks to remain on the island to see the remains of the royal palaces or religiously important places. Some are still preserved and enjoys high global interest, such as the Temple of Buddha's Tooth in Kandy, Lunar and Poya Days
Lunar and Poya Days
Sri Lanka is primarily a Buddhist country and most of its festivals are based on the lunar calendar. Every full moon day, also known as 'Poya' is a holiday. The Buddha encouraged his disciples to undertake spiritual practices during the full moon period and Sri Lankan Buddhists spend these days in meditation and prayer. Each Poya day is related to an incident in the life of the Buddha or to a historic Buddhist event.