Historical Nallur Festival (Nallur Kandaswamy temple annual festival) is the largest Hindu temple festival in Jaffna area of Sri Lanka. In 2011, Nallur festival begins on August 4 and celebrated for 27 days. The Nallur is the major highlight of socio, cultural and religious spirit of Jaffna society, Sri Lanka. Nallur festival ends on 30 August in 2011.
Lord Nallur Kandaswamy or Nallur Kumaran is also popular as Alankara Kanthan (Lord of exquisite adornment). Nallur Festival commences with the flag hoisting ceremony followed by Mancham, Kailava vahanam, Oru Muga Tiruvizha, Saparam, Ther and Theertham and Tiru Kalyanam.