(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The historical Kandy Esala Festival, the procession of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Kandy will be held this year without spectators due to the COVID-19 risk, Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela said.
The first Kumbal Perahera of the historic Esala Maha Perehera will parade tomorrow.
The Kumbal Perahera will parade from July 25 to 29. The first Randoli Perahera will be held on July 30 and the final Randoli Perahera will be held on Nikini Fullmoon Poya day, on August 3. The festival will end on August 4 with the Water Cutting Ceremony and the Day Perahera followed by the State Festival to be held at the President’s Official Residence in Kandy under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s patronage.