Uduvapa Poya festival
- Observed in Sri Lanka on the Full Moon of December to commemorate two events
- Theri Sangamitta’s day of arrival from India to establish the Order of Nuns
- To mark her bringing a sapling of the sacred Bodhi-Tree.
- This Observance is performed by Buddhists by first following the 'Five Precepts'; bathing, shaving, wearing white robes, and kneeling with clean bare feet in a shrine before a Buddha-statue and reciting prayers from sunrise until the next dawn.