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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.
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
|Date||Name of the Perahera|
|1st Aug 2019||Ceremony of planting ‘Kap’ (auspicious post)|
|5th Aug 2019||1st Kumbal Perahera (Procession Starts)|
|6th Aug 2019||2nd Kumbal Perahera|
|7th Aug 2019||3rd Kumbal Perahera|
|8th Aug 2019||4th Kumbal Perahera|
|9th Aug 2019||5th Kumbal Perahera|
|10th Aug 2019||1st Randoli Perahera|
|11th Aug 2019||2nd Randoli Perahera|
|12th Aug 2019||3rd Randoli Perahera|
|13th Aug 2019||4th Randoli Perahera|
|14th Aug 2019||Final Randoli Perahera|
|15th Aug 2019||Day Perahera|
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