It's time for Avurudu celebrations
Junior Observer spoke to some children on how they are going the
celebrate the Sinhala and Hindu New Year. This is what they had to
New Year falls on April 14. On that day I have a bath in the morning
with herbal water. I wear new clothes and get the blessings of the
parents and elders at home. This year we will be going to the Kovil with
the whole family. My mother makes delicious sweetmeats. I will eat a lot
this year. I love to eat the sweets prepared by my mother. I am waiting
eagerly to celebrate the New Year.
help my mother to clean and wash the house before the New Year. This
year I will help my mother prepare sweets and decorate our doorstep with
mango leaves. On New Year's day, I will have a bath in the morning with
herbal water (Maruthu neir). I will wear new clothes and help my mother
to make pongal rice. I will go to the Kovil with my family. I will share
the sweetmeats among our neighbours and visit our relatives in the
Janiru Dinnath Sudasinghe
am happy when the Avurudu season comes as we get the first school
vacation in April. We can hear the songs of the cuckoo bird everywhere.
I visit my grandmother and relatives with many gifts during the New
Year. I play games with my friends. I go shopping with my mother to buy
new clothes, sweets and toys. My grandmother makes kavum, kokis and
aluwa which we enjoy. We do many things according to the auspicious
times. I like to light fire crackers during the festival. I hope to
participate in the Avurudu Kumaraya contest at the Avurudu Uthsawaya.
Pamudi Thawinsa Perera
love the Avurudu. It is a time of happiness and joy. I will help the
poor during the New Year. I will buy presents with the help of my
parents for the poor children. I will buy toys, clothes and sweetmeats
for them. I feel that sharing and caring is the joy of the New Year. I
will also participate in the Avurudu festival games.
am highly excited to celebrate the New Year. I will help my mother to
prepare the sweetmeats. My mother decorates our house and specially our
doorstep. On New Year's day, I will have a bath in the morning with
herbal water (Maruthu neir). I will wear new clothes and eat milk rice
with bananas and go to the Kovil with my family. .