Perahera festival of Sri Lanka

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  • Perahera Festival is the most famous, colourful celebrations of Sri Lanka.
  • The country's most sacred relic, one of Buddha's teeth, is normally kept enshrined within the town's Dalada Maligawa temple.
  • But during the festival it is paraded around the streets.
  • The festival lasts ten days and is a spectacle of elephants, drummers, dancers, chieftains, acrobats, whip-crackers and torch bearers.
  • The festival is unparalleled in Sri Lanka and is one of the finest spectacles in the Indian Subcontinent.
  • It is celebrated in August.

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