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Kandy Esala Perahera Pageant

The Kandy Esala Perahera Pageant is an ancient Buddhist festival that was held to commemorate the Buddha’s Conception, his Renunciation, and the First Sermon. Which is one of Asia’s highly traditional and most spectacular parades, takes place in the Buddhist month of Esala, usually falls in August. During Esala Perahera, the streets are filled with colourful decorations, bustling crowds, traditional dances, Musicians, highly decorated elephants.