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  • Gangaramaya Nawama Maha Perehara – on 09th & 10th February 2017 Thursday 9th February 2017

      The Navam Perahera, held annually in February, displays the rich religious and cul.. more

  • Vesak Festival Monday 30th January 2017

    Vesak is the main Buddhist religious festival in Sri Lanka. During this time, people celebrate th.. more

  • Kala Pola 2017 Monday 16th January 2017

    Drawing inspiration from similar open-air Art Fairs in Europe, notably Montmartre in the French c.. more

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Sri Lanka is the land of festivals and traditions... one of the most magnificent of these festivals is the Kandy Esala Perahera. This is a religious festival and one of the biggest Buddhist celebrations of the year, during which devotees pray for good rains to cultivate the crops. One of Buddhism%u2019s most sacred relics, the Sacred Tooth is taken from the Temple of the Tooth and paraded through the streets in a golden bejeweled casket that sits on top of the majestic %u2018Maligawa%u201D (temple) elephant. Following the parade many more festive events take centre stage and visitors can expect to see a lively cast of Kandyan dancers and drummers in colouful traditional costumes. Kandyan Chieftains in medieval court dress, gaily caparisoned elephants numbering almost one hundred, country dancers, acrobats, whip crackers, torch bearers etc., make it an unforgettable experience for any traveler.

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