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The Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations in Sri Lanka

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year, also known as Aluth Avurudhu in Sinhala and Puthandu in Tamil, is a major cultural celebration in Sri Lanka. The festival is traditionally celebrated on the 13th and 14th of April, marking the beginning of the new year according to the Sinhala and Tamil calendars. In 2023, the Sinhala and Tamil New Year’s will be celebrated on April 14th and 15th.

The New Year celebrations in Sri Lanka typically involve a range of cultural traditions, including the lighting of the hearth, preparing special foods, and wearing new clothes. The festival is a time for families to come together, exchange gifts, and offer prayers and blessings for the new year. If you’re planning a visit to the island during the month of April, you can either choose a chilly hill station to escape the heat like Nuwara Eliya, or you can check out all the places to visit in Ella for stunning vistas. There’s a plethora of informative websites such as Travel to Ella to help you plan your travels at such destinations on the island.