Thai is a Tamil month and Pusam is star. Sri Lanka Thaipusam is an annual festival that takes place in January/February according to the Tamil calendar when the star is at its highest point in the month of Thai and celebrated at the Kataragama shrine in Southern Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Thaipusam Festival depicts the victory of Lord Murugan who is the Hindu God of War over a demon. It is a day of penance where devotees (Sri Lankans) pierce their tongues, cheeks and skin and Kavadi (burden) Dancing also takes place. It is also a day of thanksgiving to convey gratitude to the Gods for eradicating evil.
We can craft our tour programmes to Sri Lanka according to your requirements to include the Thaipusam Festival in Sri Lanka, along with other sights like Culture, Nature, Wildlife, Archaeology, Beach stay and even a game of golf if interested. Of course the season for the beaches in Sri Lanka in January/February is on the Western coast of Sri Lanka like Kalpitiya, Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Ahungalla, Unawatuna near Galle, to mention a few.
The Sri Lanka Kandy Esala Perahera takes place in Kandy.
The Sri Lanka Navam Perahera takes place in Colombo.
The Sri Lanka Kataragama Perahera takes place in Kataragama.
The Sri Lanka Thaipusam Festival takes place in Kataragama.