Kandy Esala Perahara is a grand festive that is held in sri lanka.
This is a Buddhist festival consisting of dances and richly-decorated elephants. There are fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandian dances and various other cultural dances. The elephants are usually adorned with lavish garments. The festival ends with the traditional 'diya-kepeema'.
Dates of the Kandy Perahera 2008:
From 07th August 2008 (Thursday) to 17th August 2008 (Sunday)
-->07th August to 11th August 2008 - Kumbal Perahera
-->12th to 16th August 2008 - Randoli Perahera
-->16th August 2008 - Maha Perahera
-->17th August 2008 - Day Perahera
So try to visit this most sacred event in sri lanka & enjoy the rich culture and the hospitality of sri lanka.
For More Details Visit:-
Sri Dalada Maligawa