Ill Full Moon Poya around the world in 2019

Ill Full Moon Poya around the world in 2019
Golden Buddha at Dambulla,Sri Lanka
  How long until Ill Full Moon Poya?
This holiday next takes place in 82 days.
  Dates of Ill Full Moon Poya around the world
2021 Sri LankaNov 19
Sri Lanka Fri, Nov 19National Holiday
2020 Sri LankaNov 29
Sri Lanka Sun, Nov 29National Holiday
2019 Sri LankaNov 12
Sri Lanka Tue, Nov 12National Holiday
2018 Sri LankaNov 22
Sri Lanka Thu, Nov 22National Holiday
2017 Sri LankaNov 3
Sri Lanka Fri, Nov 3National Holiday
  Summary
Commemorates Buddha's ordination of sixty disciples as the first missionaries

Every full moon (usually one a month) is a public holiday in Sri Lanka. Each of the full moons have its own name and they are days to commemorate key events in Buddhism.

These full moon days are known as Poya. The Poya dates will change each year and certain Poya dates may be a day before or after the date of the full moon.

Ill Full Moon Poya

Commemorates Buddha's ordination of sixty disciples as the first missionaries.

Shops and businesses are generally closed on Poya days, and the sale of alcohol and meat is forbidden.

If the full moon day falls on a weekend, then the public holiday is not moved to another day.

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