About Perahera

The Navam Full Moon Poya Day in February has particular meaning for Buddhists. To mark this day, the Gangaramaya Temple has conducted the Navam Maha Perahera pageant on the 5th and 6th of February, 2023. Many skills in traditional Kandyan arts are showcased at the event. Furthermore, the Perahera promotes community cohesion since individuals of many races and religions go to observe the celebrations. Since 1979, the Gangaramaya Temple has hosted a vibrant and festive celebration. The parade then grew in popularity and is now the most major cultural extravaganza in Colombo, attracting many foreign tourists.


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