What Are the Famous Customs That We Believe In New Year?

Asian Koel- Sri lanka

Asian Koel -animal who let us know that the New Year is coming.

Asian Koel is the animal who let us know that the New Year is coming. It has a
strong association with the New Year celebrations in traditional literature. This
celebration is generally named as Aluth Avuruddha in Sri Lanka. This is generally
celebrated in 13th or 14th of April 2013. It is a public holiday in Sri Lanka.

As the Sinhala astrology tells the meaning of this celebration is the sun moves
from Meena Rashiya to Mesha Rashiya. Then after New Year begin. And also it
marks the end of the harvest & spring season.

There are so many famous customs that people use to believe & trust in New Year
seasons. Those all rituals & customs are commenced with bathing on the last day
of the previous year (Parana Avuruddha). And also on the same night moon is also
viewing on the sky. It is generally on 13th of April. Then after village temple use to
peal bells with beating drums to make the villagers aware of the auspicious times
that they have to perform different rituals.

And also there is a nice custom to offer betel to parents & elders. It is to
demonstrate the act of paying gratitude to them.

There is also a time period called as “Nonagathaya”. On that time people believe
that there are no any auspicious times. Because of that people use this time to
performing in different religious practices. So people called that time as “Punya
Kalaya”.

And after the Punya Kalaya ends people use to cook milk rice. All the family
members get together & eat those tasty foods with full of happiness on that time.
For New Year there are auspicious times for the every work. It is the nature of this
Sinhala & Hindu New Year.
Sinhala New Year Customs

Likewise there are so many rituals & customs with Sri Lankans to celebrate
Sinhala & Hindu New Year.

 

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