Kandy Esala Perahera Dates Confirmed!! by Harriet Reeves. We have finally been given the dates and details for next year’s Esala Perahera! Yay! The festival, held in the city of Kandy, is thought to be a fusion of two Peraheras (Processions), the Esala and the Dalada. Dating back to the 3 rd century BC, the original Esala Perahera is a ritual enacted to request rainfall from the Gods. The.
Kandy Esala Perahera 2019, Kandy. 30K likes. The Procession of the Sacred Tooth Relic is one of the grandest cultural pageant in Asia.