Poson is the event where Sri Lanakn Buddhists celebrates the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka. Mihintale – the blessed peak where Buddhism was preached for the first time by Mahinda thero ; engulfs in a serene atmosphere, as thousands of pilgrims and devotees light incense and oil lamps in honour of Buddha, Dhamma (Buddha’s teachings) and the Sangha (the Buddhist monks). Even on this event the country is decorated with handmade lanterns that depict 3 stages of Lord Buddha’s life. When you are making your holiday itinerary during this period make sure to include Mihintale, Kandy and ancient cities of Sri Lanka to experience Poson feel at its best.
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