Kandy Perahera (the festival of the tooth) is known as the “Grand Festival of Esala” and is performed annually between July and August. This is a unique festival with a four hour procession of dressed elephants with colourful lights, drummers, Kandyan dancers and whip-dancers. It is a Buddhist festival invoking regular rains for the cultivation of rice. The festival ends with the traditional ‘diya-kepeema’ (splitting the water in the Mahawali river).
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