Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Sunday, 14 April 2019

The dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year will be celebrated in Sri Lanka today.

The New Year which is known as ‘Aluth Avurudha’ in Sinhala, and ‘Puththandu’ in Tamil is celebrated by both communities through various rituals and customs.

According to traditional astrological belief, the sun completes its movement across the twelve segments of the Zodiac in the course of a year taking one month to travel each constellation.