Kandy Esala Perahera

The city of Kandy is lighten up and filled with people from around the country watch the largest parade in Sri Lanka unfold all it’s wonders. Filled with Kandyan dancers, fire-breathers, jugglers, a traditional Kandyan band and many large elephant all dressed up with gold and traditional Kandyan robes, it is definitely something the whole country is excited about. The reason for them to celebrate this is to honor the relic of the tooth of the Buddha as well as the to honor the guardian gods Nathu, Vishnu, Kataragama and goddess Pattini. Its is an amazing spectacle and something you should really check out if you’re vacationing in Sri Lanka during July.

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