Ever so fascinating event of the hill capital of Srilanka, Asala Perahera is shedulled to be held from 18th to 28th aug this time. It is one of the unique events for Kandy which is also known to be one of Asia’s finest pageants and few can compare with it in it’s antiquity, grandeur or barbaric splendor. Taking place once a year in Kandy, it is held for two weeks in July or August – actual dates are decided upon phases of the moon.
The perahera comprises of many traditions from the ancient Srilanka, which will include gorgeously caparisoned elephants, famous kandyan dance and many other events.
People from all parts of the world will be flocking to kandy by this time of the year to kandy to witness the event, along together with people from all around Srilanka. As I believe already the hotels in kandy must be packed with visitors.
To add to the atmosphere this year’s local rugby leagues one of the most awaited match between CRnFC And Kandy SC is shedulled kick off late in the evening today at nittawela. Which is also going to be an exiting encounter with Nalake Weerakkodi a senior player for Kandy SC is at the park today for the last time in his career. Hence CRnFC fans from Colombo must already be making noise at Kandy as well.
Check out a few photoes from the past Peraheras on flickr.