Sinhala and Tamil New Year Games in Sri Lanka– Aurudu Kreeda

The Sri Lankan Sinhalese and Tamil New Year (Aluth Avurudhu” in Sinhala and “Puththandu in Tamil ) is a national festival which has been celebrated for centuries. The most pronounced areas of the new year festivities are food, games and the rituals of goodwill

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  • Senani
    April 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Eluwan Kama and Wala Kadu are also New Year Games in Sri Lanka

  • Ruvani Dananjata
    April 11, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    In Sri Lanka New year festivals many western fun games are done rather than true traditional Sri Lankan games.
    Young people think that those are our own games eg. Tug-o_war (Kamba Adeema), Silly game Eating of Buns (Banis Kama)

  • Anonymous
    April 18, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    You’ve called this ‘Sinhala and Tamil New Year Games’ but each and every one of these games are played by the Sinhala people at Sinhala New Year Festivals. Apart from some of the games (e.g. tug-of-war), most of these are Sinhalese traditions. What games do the Tamils play for New Year, if any??? Would like to know.
    Thanks. 🙂

  • Sachi
    April 17, 2016 at 5:12 am

    this is very good. We can know about our traditional games because our younger generation can is unaware of these things

  • Festivals, Events and Holiday calendar in Sri Lanka | Trip to Sri Lanka
    June 5, 2017 at 2:56 am

    […] Sinhala and Hindu New Year (April 13-14) Coinciding with the start of the southwest monsoon and the end of the harvest season, the Buddhist and Hindu new year is a family festival during which presents are exchanged and the traditional kiribath (rice cooked with milk and cut into diamond shapes) is prepared. Businesses close, rituals are performed based on Auspicious times (Avurudu Nakath) prepared by Astrologers, new clothes are worn and horoscopes are cast. Usually April 13 is the New Year’s Eve and April 14 is New Year’s Day. Read more on Sinhala and Sinhala and Hindu New Year and Sinhala and Tamil New Year Games in Sri Lanka– Aurudu Kreeda. […]

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