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Kandy festival date 2010

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Kandy festival date 2010

After a lot of searching I found this site that announces the dates for the 2010 Kandy festival: sridaladamaligawa.lk/htmle/news/news1.html

It looks official, but I also see official sites mention that the dates won't be fixed until April. So are these dates reliable or not?

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2. Re: Kandy festival date 2010

Hi,

http://www.sridaladamaligawa.lk/ is the new official website for Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relics) - launched very recently (early January IIRC), so the dates are trustworthy.

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we're planning on being in Kandy on the evening of the 20th August. According to that website that means it'll be:

2010-08-20 1st Randoli Perahera.

Will that make a big difference? will we still be able to see the temple of the tooth relic and see the cultural show in Kandy? does the country shut down during the Kandy Festival?

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4. Re: Kandy festival date 2010

Hi,

The perahera gets bigger day by day - more elephants and more dancers.

You will still be able to see the cultural show. In perahera season the cultural show usually start an hour earlier, i.e. 4.30 pm.

The tooth temple is open as usual, but the evening pooja could be a little earlier than usual.

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fantastic, thanks. definitely sounds like our good fortune to be there at that time, so long as we get our accommodation booked soon. no extra security concerns with us being there at that time?

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6. Re: Kandy festival date 2010

No security concerns anywhere in Sri Lanka (except Northern Province) now.

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7. Re: Kandy festival date 2010

glad to hear it. one final thing, what's the difference between the Randoli Perahera and the Kumbal Perahera?

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