In Sinhala Suba Aluth Awrudhak Weva!!! And in Tamil Puththandu Vazhthukkal!!!
On 14th April all the Sri Lankans, the Bangladeshis, the Nepalese and the Indians celebrated New Year. In Sri Lanka we call it the ‘Hindu and Sinhala New Year’ where everyone in Sri Lanka celebrates it so grandly. For some the preparation starts a month before by panting the house, cleaning and decorating it. They also buy new clothes to wear on the first day of the year and by gifts for the children and relatives as they go visit their relations. The most important part of the celebration is the rituals which they follow according to a particular time. But first I would like to say that these differ according to the Sinhalese and Hindus.
The Sinhalese have a short period of time before the doran of the New Year which they call it ‘Nonergathaya’. This time the people do anything good but to pray to their gods. And then when the correct time comes, the people start with the arrival of the New Year by making milk rise. The same thing happens with the Hindu people but only the time differs.