Poson Full Moon Poya
Poson, the full-moon festival commemorates the advent of Buddhism
to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century B.C. The day is celebrated with
religious observances. The centre of festivities is at Mihintale
(about 10km) from Anuradhapura where the Buddhist doctrine was
first preached by Arahat Mahinda, son of the great Emperor Asoka
of India. Apart from religious festivals there are illuminations
and decorations and processions in Various parts of the island.