Sri Lanka's National Poson Week begins
In Sri Lanka, the National Poson Week began on 31 May.
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The Posan festival will be held till June 6 and will be centered around the holy city of Mihinthalaya, Thanthirimalaya and Anuradhapura.
The festival celebrates the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka in 236 BCE by Arhat Mahinda, the son of Emperor Ashoka.
A large number of devotees are expected to visit Anuradhapura for the festival this year and steps have been taken to provide all facilities to the devotees.
Due to economic crisis and lockdown in the last few years the festival could not be celebrated on a large scale.
Apart from this, the traffic police have implemented a special traffic plan to make travel easier in Anuradhapura.
About Poson Festival
Posan, also known as Poson Poya, is an annual festival held by Sri Lankan Buddhists celebrating the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BCE.
The festival is the most important Poya (full moon) holiday of the year and the second most important Buddhist holiday of the year.
Posan is celebrated throughout the island, with Anuradhapura and Mihintale holding the most important celebrations of the festival.
The festival is held in early June, coinciding with the June full moon.
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