Kandy Perahera

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The Kandy Esala Perahera is a much looked forward to annual event throughout the world and during this time the spirit of Lanka comes to life. This gorgeous cultural pageant has history, religion and a nation's culture mingled in it.

During the festival, The Tooth of the Buddha is brought forth and conducted along the principal road. As they proceed on the way, religious offerings are made to it. This colourful Perahera joyfully parades the streets of Kandy every year heralded by whip-crackers followed by brilliantly caparisoned elephants striding in stately postures and carrying tinkling bells round their ample necks.

The Kandyan Chiefs in silver and gold ceremonial dress with world famed Kandyan dancers and dexterous drummers are notable attractions. The highlight of the Perahera is the richly caparisoned Maligawa Tusker.

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