The Kandy Perahera is one of the biggest Buddhist celebrations of the year. The festival is held every July / August for 10 nights culminating with the midsummer full moon in the hill capital of Kandy.
The Royal city of Kandy, Sri Lanka’s hill capital, Kandy, is situated about 500 meters above sea level. This capital of the Central Province is renowned for its culture and beauty and is a sacred city to all Buddhists since the “Dalada Maligawa” (the temple of the sacred tooth relic) is located in the heart of Kandy town. The Esala Perahara, a cultural pageant venerating the tooth relic of Lord Buddha, is a spectacular parade which goes on for ten nights in the month of August.