Sinhala-Hindu new year is one of the fascinating events around the globe, a ceremony which is celebrated in grand scale mainly in Sri Lanka. Unlike the western new year celebration this new year is very much bound with the eastern astrology, solely based on the route of the SUN.
when the sun moves from the Meena Rashiya (House of Pisces) to the Mesha Rashiya (House of Aries), Sinhala and Hindu people begin celebrating their New Year or Aluth Avurudhu (in Sinhala). There is no exact time every year as the western new year (December 31st), The Time and maybe the date sometimes is determined by the astrological signs.
The Sinhala – Hindu new year is tightly bound with the Sri Lankan culture where in most faming villages it is celebrated with their Harvest. People are happy, everything is new during this period. There is a belief that old enmity between families or individuals has to be ended with the new year. So that All the sri Lankans celebrate this day with harmony, and wishes every one a prosperous new year.
Suba Aluth Awrudak Wewa !!!
read more about Sinhala Aluth Awrudda at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinhalese_New_Year