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SriLankan New Year

April 13, 2020 - April 14, 2020

Sri Lanka | New Year | Sinhala | Tamil

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Sinhala, Tamil New Year is commonly known as the New Year in Sri Lanka. It is a special celebration and is celebrated not only by the Sinhalese and Tamils ethnic groups, as well as by the majority of Sri Lankans.

According to Sinhalese astrology, New Year begins when the sun moves from Pisces to Aries.

It is a public holiday in Sri Lanka. It is usually celebrated on the 13th or 14th of April.

New Year customs

New Year’s Eve

Viewing the New Moon

The last batch of the old year

Cooking for the new year

Working, dealing, eating starting works for the new year

Oiling of the head

Leaving for work

New Year Festival

The Sinhala and Tamil people have this tradition from the centuries. And making special new year foods and offer gifts to one another, family parties, New year game festivals are the most common for the Srilankan new year period.


April 13, 2020
April 14, 2020
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