The Sinhala and Tamil New Year will be celebrated on 13th and 14th April 2016 in Sri Lanka by Sinhala and Tamil community. Following are the auspicious times pertaining to the New Year celebrations 2016, issued by Ministry of Cultural Affairs. Astrologically, the New Year (Aluth Avurudda) symbolizes the transition of the Sun from Pisces to Aries.
From 1.24 pm on Wednesday, April 13 to 2.12 am on Thursday, April 14.
New Year dawns at 7.48 pm on Wednesday, April 13.
At 8.06 pm on Wednesday, April 13.
Start work, transactions and partaking of meals:
(Dressed in light green)
At 8.54 pm on Wednesday, April 13.
Anointing of oil and bathing:
At 10.41 am on Saturday, April 16, facing the west wearing blue
Leaving for work:
At 6.27 am on Monday, April 18, clad in white facing the East
(Source: Ministry of Cultural Affairs)
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