The Festival of the Tooth!

Have you ever attended ‘the festival of the tooth’ pageant—locally known as the Esala Perahera?
This popular local festival is held annually in either July or August in beautiful Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist festival consisting of fire dances, whip dances, Kandian dances, various other cultural traditions and nicely decorated elephants; usually adorned with lavish garments! As a matter of fact, the Esala Perahera in 2012 ends on the full moon day in August; which falls on Wednesday August 1.
Esala Perahera 2012, dates & times:
Perahera                                  Date                                   Start Time                                                                                        (Sri Lankan Time)
First Kubal Perahera……………..2012 / 07 / 230……………….6 : 14 PMSecond Kubal Perahera………….2012 / 07 / 24………………..07 : 46 PMThird Kubal Perahera…………….2012 / 07 / 25………………..07 : 52 PMFourth Kubal Perahera…………..2012 / 07 / 26………………..08 : 17 PMFifth Kubal Perahera……………..2012 / 07 / 27………………..08 : 08 PMFirst Randoli Perahera……………2012 / 07 / 28……………….06: 20 PMSecond Randoli Perahera………..2012 / 07 / 29……………….06 : 50 PMThird Randoli Perahera…………..2012 / 07 / 30……………….07 : 27 PMFourth Randoli Perahera…………2012 / 07 / 31……………….07 : 50 PMFifth Randoli Perahera……………2012 / 08 / 01……………….08 : 24 PMDay Perahera………………………2012 / 08 / 02……………….01 :18 PM
Here is an interesting article by the Lonely Planet; where they refer to the Esala Perahera as one of the World’s Best Festivals!http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sri-lanka/the-hill-country/kandy/travel-tips-and-articles/77313?affil=twit

The Festival of the Tooth!


Have you ever attended ‘the festival of the tooth’ pageant—
locally known as the Esala Perahera?

This popular local festival is held annually in either July or August in beautiful Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist festival consisting of fire dances, whip dances, Kandian dances, various other cultural traditions and nicely decorated elephants; usually adorned with lavish garments! As a matter of fact, the Esala Perahera in 2012 ends on the full moon day in August; which falls on Wednesday August 1.

Esala Perahera 2012, dates & times:

Perahera                                  Date                                   Start Time
                                                                                        (Sri Lankan Time)

First Kubal Perahera……………..2012 / 07 / 230……………….6 : 14 PM
Second Kubal Perahera………….2012 / 07 / 24………………..07 : 46 PM
Third Kubal Perahera…………….2012 / 07 / 25………………..07 : 52 PM
Fourth Kubal Perahera…………..2012 / 07 / 26………………..08 : 17 PM
Fifth Kubal Perahera……………..2012 / 07 / 27………………..08 : 08 PM
First Randoli Perahera……………2012 / 07 / 28……………….06: 20 PM
Second Randoli Perahera………..2012 / 07 / 29……………….06 : 50 PM
Third Randoli Perahera…………..2012 / 07 / 30……………….07 : 27 PM
Fourth Randoli Perahera…………2012 / 07 / 31……………….07 : 50 PM
Fifth Randoli Perahera……………2012 / 08 / 01……………….08 : 24 PM
Day Perahera………………………2012 / 08 / 02……………….01 :18 PM


Here is an interesting article by the Lonely Planet; where they refer to the Esala Perahera as one of the World’s Best Festivals!
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sri-lanka/the-hill-country/kandy/travel-tips-and-articles/77313?affil=twit

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