In this country, it is not surprising to find a very intense level of activity, both cultural and festive events. Tourist numbers are high in Sri Lanka. The island lives with its centuries-old traditions that surprise and amaze sometimes, but which forge the identity of the country. Sri Lankan traditions revolve around two dominant religions, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Sunday 9 May
- Motherís Day
(Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
Sunday 20 June
- Father's Day
(—elebrated on the third Sunday of June ÝÚ Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Kenya, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, United Kingdom)
Sri Lanka is a multicultural society, and the inhabitants are very tolerant of the involuntary blunders of newcomers who do not yet know the local traditions at their fingertips.
The peak of the tourist season coincides with important events, such as the Galle Literary Festival, which brings together Asian and European writers for five days during the second half of January.
The culture of Sri Lanka mixes modern elements with traditional aspects and is known for its regional diversity.
The "rice and curry" is the national dish of the country.
In this country in the heart of Asia, it is customary to visit temples, whatever they are, with bare feet.
The country has a rich artistic tradition, with distinct creative forms that encompass music, dance, and the visual arts.