Kandy Esala Perahera from 05 to 15th August 2019

The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest, grandest & most-sacred of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, as well as the entire world!

The Sinhalese term ‘Perahera’ means a parade of musicians, dancers, singers, acrobats, and various other performers accompanied by a large number of rich & decorative Tuskers / Elephants, children in costumes and various other performers that parade through the streets in celebration of the religious event.

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Sri Lankan New Year

On the month of April in some parts of the world; what would be likely observed is Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Monday. Those who follow the traditional customs mentioned above may start in preparation for them spiritually or follow the customaries to be carried out. To some, these mentioned events hold great importance. While some are preparing for the month of April in one way, in another part preparation of another sort would be occurring.

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