Photos of Sinhalese & Tamil New Year In Sri Lanka

The month of April in Sri Lanka is filled with fresh greenery, singing of cuckoo birds, smiling people, fire crackers and fun games. These are few other things apart from sunny and warm weather you can experience in Sri Lanka when Sinhala and Tamil New Year, called “Avurudu” in Sinhalese, dawns in April 14th. It is the occasion of immense celebration filled with happiness and prosperity. Many traditions that has been followed for centuries are still intact along with new additions. Scroll down to view some pictures of this fun filled Sinhala and Tamil New Year in Sri Lankan.

Sinhala and Tamil New Year Photos

Playing Rabana (Sri Lanka Drum)

A group of women playing tunes with Rabana (Sri Lanka Drum) dressed in traditional cloths - (c) Photo by Mithra Weerakone

A pot of Milk on the fire

A pot of milk boiled over at the auspicious time to bring prosperity | (c) Photo by Salika Jayasinghe

Sinhala and Tamil New Year Food

A table filled with Sri Lankan New Year sweets and food - (c) Photo by Suneth

New Year Games - Pillow Fighting

Pillow fighting, a famous New Year game in Sri Lanka | (c) Photo by joyful JOY

Sinhala and Tamil New Year Games - Egg Catching

Egg catching, a famous New Year game between ladies and gents dressed in traditional Sri Lankan cloths | (c) Photo by joyful JOY

Sinhala and Tamil New Year Games

Fancy dress competition for children | (cc) Dave and Charika

4 Responses to “Photos of Sinhalese & Tamil New Year In Sri Lanka”

  1. Shamis says:

    You’re welcome Mariana! Why not play this game when there is a party? ;)
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  2. Mariana says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing such nice pictures. The pictures are amazing and everybody depicted in them looks really happy. I would really like to try that egg game!