The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants. This is held in Esala (July or August) which is the month that is believed to commemorate the first teaching given by the Buddha after he attained enlightenment. The Kandy Esala Perahera lasts for ten days while various festivities can be witnessed right throughout. The Sinhalese term ‘Perahera’ means a parade of musicians, dancers, singers, acrobats and various other performers accompanied by a large number of caparisoned Tuskers and Elephants parading the streets in celebration of a religious event.
In 2017 the religious event will commence on 29th July & continue till 8th August. During this period Buddhist devotee from all over the country visits Kandy to witness the grand event. This has become a major tourist attraction event in Sri Lanka where tourist from all over visit Sri Lanka targeting this season to experience the unique cultural event which is un-doughtily the most iconic religious pageant in Sri Lanka.
Exemplary voyages invites you to visit Sri Lanka & enjoy this unique even.