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The celebration of Sinhala and Hindu New Year

The celebration of Sinhala and Hindu New Year in the month of April also known as the Bak Masaya is regarded as one of the main cultural celebrations among Sinhalese and Hindus. The day the sun completes one full round around the earth is called the Parana Avurudda . And the day it starts a new route is called the New Year.

Many terms are used in the Sinhala language for the New Year such as Suriya Mangallaya , Neketh Keliya and Bak Maha Senakeliya. The New Year begins with the transformation of the sun from Pisces to Aries. This day according to the Sinhala calendar is regarded as the beginning of another year of 365 days.

The message of the arrival of the New Year is first announced by the cuckoo with its euphonious voice which gives a feeling of eager anticipation of the dawn of the New Year. The cuckoo s announcement is supported by the environment. The trees are bedecked with fruits and flowers, especially cashew (Kaju Puhulan) and Erabadu flowers seen only during the April festive season.


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EEELamaya
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Happy Sinhala New Year to all in Sri Lanka from citizens of Tamil Eelam!
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It is Tamil Sinhala New Year not Sinhala Hindu New Year.
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Two Nalla thangachchiyas.

One on the left look like THIVYA.
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Wish You All Happy & Properous New Year! Have Fun Guys, Gals......
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Erabadu flowers seen only during the April festive season


Erabodu mal pottu pottu
Avuruddath kittu kittu
Pocket ekata thattu thattu
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These two pretty girls are a very disturbing scene for a single unmarried soul like me :))

Wishing all of you a happy new year !

We have a Avurudu celebrations here, i am the refree in Kana Muttiya :)

Edited By - Emperor74 - 13 Apr 2008 09:12:49 GMT
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It is Tamil Sinhala New Year not Sinhala Hindu New Year


It is just 'New Year.'

Emperor,

We had the New Year celebrations here in Dubai on 11th, with all the fun and games plus the musical show. More than 10,000 people attended.
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Dear Bongo,
Nice to hear that , we have a small Sri lankan community here, but with full of fun.
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Nice to hear that , we have a small Sri lankan community here, but with full of fun.


Crikey!! where on earth is that?

Can not be bavaria for sure.

Emp, Wo libst du in DE? Ich bin nur 15 minuten von Muenchen.

Happy new year to all.. combined with peace and harmony.
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