Sri Lanka

Celebrating Sinhala and Tamil New Year with pride and unity

SOURCE: Sunday Observer, April 11, 2021

In Sri Lanka, New Year celebrations start on 13th of April. The Sinhala and Tamil New Year is a very important occasion for both Sinhala Buddhists and the Tamil Hindus of Sri Lanka. Our staff are excited to celebrate the New Year along with our current in-house guests.

Sri Lanka, enriched by its multi-ethnicity is a treasure trove of culture. One of the main cultural events celebrated within the nation is the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Celebrated annually on April 13 and 14, this joyous occasion is a specimen of the cultural diversity in the country and the way in which it enriches the nation in every aspect.

Since ancient times, Sri Lanka has been an agricultural nation. Therefore, the Sri Lankan people of different ethnicities have paid homage to the main aspect of nature on which their livelihood depended; the Sun.

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