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Esala Perahera Festival 2019 [Sri Lanka]

August 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am August 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Also known as the “Festival of the Tooth”, is one of the oldest and biggest Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka. It features a parade of gorgeously decorated elephants as well as jugglers, musicians, and dancers. It is celebrated for 10 days in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Esala Perahera Festival
Esala Perahera Festival | Bigstock Photos

The festival is celebrated during Esala which occur in either July or August. In 2018 it was celebrated in August, and in 2019, it will be held on August 5-15.

Schedule of the Kandy Esala Perahera 2019

DateName of the Perahera
1st Aug 2019Ceremony of planting ‘Kap’ (auspicious post)
5th Aug 20191st Kumbal Perahera (Procession Starts)
6th Aug 20192nd Kumbal Perahera
7th Aug 20193rd Kumbal Perahera
8th Aug 20194th Kumbal Perahera
9th Aug 20195th Kumbal Perahera
10th Aug 20191st Randoli Perahera
11th Aug 20192nd Randoli Perahera
12th Aug 20193rd Randoli Perahera
13th Aug 20194th Randoli Perahera
14th Aug 2019Final Randoli Perahera
15th Aug 2019Day Perahera

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