HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

New Year in Sri Lanka

New Year in Sri Lanka or the Sinhala New Year - Aluth Avurudhu usually falls on April 13th or 14th every year. According to Sinhalese mythology, New Year begins when the sun moves from Meena Rashiya (the house of Aries) to Mesha Rashiya. It also marks the end of the harvest and spring. Rains enlivens the spirit of the nature as flowers bloom, trees get laden with fruits and bounties of farmers are full.

SHORT INFORMATION

Overview of Sri Lanka

Officially name: The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte

Largest city: Colombo

Official language: Sinhala, Tamil

Government: Democratic Socialist Republic

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

New Year in Sri Lanka

New Year in Sri Lanka or the Sinhala New Year - Aluth Avurudhu usually falls on April 13th or 14th every year. According to Sinhalese mythology, New Year begins when the sun moves from Meena Rashiya (the house of Aries) to Mesha Rashiya. It also marks the end of the harvest and spring. Rains enlivens the spirit of the nature as flowers bloom, trees get laden with fruits and bounties of farmers are full.