Sri Lanka: May Full Moon Was ‘Vesak’, June 13, 2014 Full Moon Is Another Big Holiday, ‘Poson’ — Arrival Of Buddhism.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.Sri Lanka Vesak stamps Anura Guruge

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>> Happy Vesak 2014>May 13, 2014.
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Click to ENLARGE. Use link to access the original and MORE from ‘Lanka.com’.

Link to access ‘Lanka.com’ description.

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From a Sri Lanka ‘Sunday Observer’ article from 2013. Worth reading. Click to access.


It is a never ending procession of holidays in Sri Lanka. I think they have cut back dramatically but in the 1960s when each ‘Poya‘ day [i.e., full moon of EACH month] was a holiday it was said that Ceylon (as it was then) had a holiday (as in no school and no work), on average, every 18 days!

So last month was Vesak — the mega Buddhist ‘trifecta‘.

This month, June 13 (my deceased adoptive mother’s birthday), is Poson. Yes, July’s Full Moon, Esala, is another important Buddhist holiday too. We will get to that later. August too. 

Buddhist pilgrims climbing 'Mihinthalaya' on Poson, June full Moon.

Buddhist pilgrims climbing ‘Mihinthalaya’ on Poson, June full Moon. Click to access good article in ‘Sri Lanka Travel Guide’


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