Sri Lankans welcome the New Year


According to Sinhala and Tamil New Year traditions today is considered as the old year.

Bathing for the old year is falls today.

Naanu made of herbal wood apple leaf juice must be applied on the head before bathing

New Year dawns on April 14th at 1.47 p.m.

Kindling the hearth is on April 14th at 2.05 p.m.

Attired in red and facing the East, kindle the hearth and prepare milk rice out of red rice mixed with sugar cane, jaggery and dee kiri made out of rice corn.

Auspicious time for first business transaction and partaking meals is at 2.42 p.m. on April 14th facing the East attired in red.

Auspicious time to apply oil on head at 9.06 a.m. on April 15th facing the South.

Khomba leaves must be placed on the head and kolon leaves under the feet

Leaving for work at 6.02 a.m. on April 22nd.

Leave after partaking of milk rice mixed with jaggery, sesame and sweetmeats, attired in light green, facing east

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