Kandy Perahera Tours - 2023

Kandy Perahera Tours - 2023

Witness the most historical cultural pageant in the world that is performed in the city of Kandy, a World Heritage Site in the central parts of Sri Lanka. It features dancers, jugglers, singers, musicians, fire breathers, acrobats, and various other performers, along with lavishly decorated tuskers and elephants. They are parading the streets of the city of Kandy to beseech the blessings of the gods to obtain rain for the cultivation of crops, enrich the lands of the country, and pay homage to the sacred tooth relic of Load Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Tooth Relic Temple).
Kandy Esala Perahera, a unique symbol of Sri Lanka, is performed annually for eleven (11) days, mostly in the month of August, depending on the full moon day of the month. The final and the Grand Randoli Perahera is featured on the full moon day of the month of August. Before that, there are nine (9) days of this fascinating procession parading through the streets of Kandy at night. The first five (5) days of the procession are known as the "Kumbal Perahera," while the last five (5) days are known as the "Randoli Perahera." The next day, after the final Randoli Perahera, a "Day Perahera" performs in the afternoon.
The 2023 Kandy Esala Perahera festival schedule is as follows:


PROCESSIONDATE

First Kumbal Perahera

21st August 2023

Second Kumbal Perahera

22nd August 2023

Third Kumbal Perahera

23rd August 2023

Forth Kumbal Perahera

24th August 2023

Final Kumbal Perahera

25th August 2023

First Randoli Perahera

26th August 2023

Second Randoli Perahera

27th August 2023

Third Randoli Perahera

28th August 202

Forth Randoli Perahera

29th August 2023

Final (the grand) Randoli Perahera

30th August 2023

Day Perahera

31st August 2023

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