EVENTS CALENDAR

JANUARY

HOLIDAYS
15 Thai Pongal PBM
20 Duruthu Poya PBM

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Duruthu Perahera
Colourful, religious pageant at the Kelaniya Temple (12 kilometres north of Colombo)


EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
The Fairway Galle Literary Festival Galle Fort
EDEX Expo BMICH/KCC
Jaffna International Trade Fair Jaffna
Vivaha Wedding Show BMICH

FEBRUARY

HOLIDAYS
4 National Day PBM
19 Navam Poya PBM

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Independence Day (4th)
Celebrating Sri Lanka’s independence from Britain in 1948
Navam Perahera (14th)
Pageant that parades the city streets for two nights


EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Footwear & Leather Fair BMICH
Architect 2018 BMICH
The Wedding Show BMICH

MARCH

HOLIDAYS
4 Maha Shivaratri PB
20 Medin Poya PBM

EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Colombo International Yarn & Fabric Show SLECC
Textech International EXPO SLECC
Medi care BMICH/Jaffna
HI Design MEA Shangri-La

APRIL

HOLIDAYS
13 Day before Sinhalese and Tamil New Year PBM
14 Sinhalese and Tamil New Year PBM
19 Bak Poya PBM
19 Good Friday PB


FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Sinhalese and Tamil New Year
Unique customs and traditions – and lavish hospitality – in a festival atmosphere across the island


EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Consumer Fair SLECC
Japan Expo in SL BMICH

MAY

HOLIDAYS
1 May Day PBM
18 Vesak Poya PBM
19 Day following Vesak PBM


FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Vesak Festival
Arguably the most colourful festival on the national calendara celebration of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death with pandals in and around Colombo


EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Apparel Industry Supplier Exhibition BMICH

JUNE

HOLIDAYS
5 Ramazan Festival PB
16 Poson Poya PBM


EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Construction Expo BMICH
Hotel Show Sri Lanka BMICH
INCO BMICH
Print Expo SL SLECC

JULY

HOLIDAYS
16 Esala Poya PBM

EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Summer Fair SLECC
Saree Festival SLECC
Water Expo SLECC
Power Sri Lanka SLECC
Home & You Lifestyle Fair BMICH
Rice Tech Expo SLECC
Construction Expo BMICH

AUGUST

HOLIDAYS
1 May Day PBM
18 Vesak Poya PBM


FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Vel
Festival atmosphere on some Colombo streets with the Vel Chariot making its annual trip witnessed by the Hindu population
Esala Perahera
Low-country folk dancers feature in this pageant held at the Bellanwila Vihara (temple) in the city’s southern suburbs


EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Sri Lanka Plast BMICH
Pro Food Pro Pack SBMEC
Lanka Energy SLECC
Construct 2018 BMICH
The Facets Show BMICH
Rubexpo Sri Lanka SLECC
Lanka Build SLECC
Lanka Water 2018 SLECC
Sri Lanka Auto Parts Show 2018 SLECC

SEPTEMBER

HOLIDAYS
13 Binara Poya PBM

EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Nivahana SLECC
Mega Market SLECC
The Bridal Fair SLECC
Sri Lanka Wood Expo BMICH
Sri Lanka BuildCon International Expo BMICH
Sustainable Energy Expo BMICH
Colombo International Yarn & Fabric Show SLECC
Facets Sri Lanka SBMEC

OCTOBER

HOLIDAYS
13 Vap Poya PBM
27 Deepavali Festival PB


FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Deepavali Festival
Festival of lights celebrated by Hindus


EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Global Lift and Escalator Expo SLECC
Colombo Motor Show BMICH
Batticaloa International Trade Exhibition BATTICALOA

NOVEMBER

HOLIDAYS
10 Holy Prophet’s Birthday PBM
12 Il Poya PBM


EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Agro Expo SLECC
Infotel BMICH
Image Today BMICH
Hotel, Hospitality and Food SLECC
Solar Show Sri Lanka SLECC
Intex South Asia BMICH

DECEMBER

HOLIDAYS
11 Unduvap Poya PBM
25 Christmas PBM


EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS
Santastic Fair SLECC
Year End Shopping Carnival BMICH