Sinhalese & Tamil New Year (13th Apr - 16th Apr )
New Year in Sri Lanka or the Sinhala New Year – Aluth Avurudhu usually falls on April 13th or 14th every year. According to Sinhalese mythology, New Year begins when the sun moves from Meena Rashiya (the house of Pisces) to Mesha Rashiya (the house of Aries). It is considered the Festival of the Sun God and marks the end of the harvest and spring. Rains enliven the spirit of the nature as flowers bloom, trees get laden with fruits and bounties of farmers are full.