Sinhalese & Tamil New Year is the traditional new year of the Sri Lankan people. It is a season of celebration and joy to everyone all over the country regardless of religion, culture or age. This event is a unique event only for Sri Lankans. Primarily a harvest celebration especially in agricultural communities.
There are many traditional activities associated in this season. Bathing, preparing traditional meals, having meal with the whole family and viewing the moon are few of them done according to a time schedule. Express gratitude towards the neighbors, relatives, families and elderly members of the society is a highlight. Playing outdoor games and activities related to the festival are significant in this period.