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Esala Perahara

The most important folk festival in Sri Lanka

Esala Perahara

The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals held in Sri Lanka, including dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants. During the time the city transform itself to a dazzling spectacle for two weeks with the sounds and lights of the Kandy Perehara – a glorious procession where the sacred tooth relic of Lord Buddha is ceremoniously paraded on elephant back along the streets of Kandy. This ritual, has been taking place for more than hundreds of years, have become one of those events that should be in your lifetime goal list to experience.

Clicks from Silvia's tour to Sri Lanka