Sinhala and Hindu New Year | Sunday Observer

Sinhala and Hindu New Year

The Sinhala and Hindu New Year or Avurudu as it is known in Sinhala, is an important national holiday for the Sinhala Buddhists and the Tamil Hindu communities in Sri Lanka. It is a holiday unique to this island, and brings with it a season of holidays and happy festivities. The festival celebrates the reaping of the harvest. After the Maha harvest, the farmers celebrate the occasion by a thanksgiving to God. There are many customs and traditions that are followed, each unique to its race. This is a time filled with joy, peace, love and prosperity celebrated all over the island.

 

R. Amani Dawood,

Grade 11,

Muslim Ladies College,

Colombo 4.

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