Ill Full Moon Poya in Sri Lanka in 2019

Ill Full Moon Poya in Sri Lanka in 2019
Golden Buddha at Dambulla,Sri Lanka
  How long until Ill Full Moon Poya?
This holiday next takes place in 118 days.
  Dates of Ill Full Moon Poya in Sri Lanka
2021Sri Lanka Fri, Nov 19National Holiday
2020Sri Lanka Sun, Nov 29National Holiday
2019Sri Lanka Tue, Nov 12National Holiday
2018Sri Lanka Thu, Nov 22National Holiday
2017Sri 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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