Festivals in Kandy

Sri Lanka has a history as long as many ancient civilizations, positioning in the crossroad of the East and West. And by being a multicultural society it celebrates a wide variety of festivals, ceremonies and events. Check out below for more information about festivals in Kandy!

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Esala Perahara Festival in Kandy

One of the most famous festivals in Sri Lanka, is the Esala Perahara Festival. This festival takes place is Kandy every year. It is a unique symbol for Sri Lanka, and one of the oldest festivals worldwide. Esala Perahara, with its roots in Buddhism, will be able to sweep you off your feet! Be prepared for festivities such as drummers, dancers, decorated elephants, fire-dancers, and whip-crackers. An experience you will never forget!

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