A grand celebration and procession held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. A unique symbol of Sri Lanka, the parade consists of many traditional local dances such as fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and lavishly dressed Elephants. Happening in end July / Early August its the perfect time to visit Sri Lanka and witness the Elephant Gathering in Minneriya and enjoy the beaches on the east coast as well.