Dickwella Wesak Festival.
Some of the local festivals:
Sri Lanka is said to have more public holidays than any other country: Sri Lankans celebrate the Buddhist festivals as well as many Christian, Hindu and Muslim festivals. On many of these festivals, there are colourful public displays and processions. Because many of these festivals are linked to lunar or solar phases, their exact dates change from year to year.
Poya Days: The full moon (poya) day of each month marks the start of the new month. Each of these days has a distinct religious significance and is known by its traditional name. Devotees make offerings (pujas, pujahs) at the temples.
Temples in different areas hold their major festivals at different times of the year; allowing some temple elephants and dancers to appear at the different festivals. Some festivals last only one day; many last for several days, with each day even more spectacular. The Wesak and Poson festivals often have colourful thorons and lanterns.
Dickwella is a coastal market town, between Matara and Tangalle; Sometimes spelt Dikwella or Dikwalle; Also called Dikwella South.
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