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AURUDU FESTIVAL 2021
Sinhala and Hindu New Year (Avurudu) falls on April 13th and 14th, symbolizing the ending of the old year, and the beginning of the New Year. The first signs of spring was celebrated with the children with a spectrum of festivities, which encompass rhythmic beats , sweet delicacies, and the melodies of the koel, a stringed instrument used to sing in the New Year.
Christmas Day is a holiday in many countries.It's a special time when children get presents from family, friends and Santa Claus, or Father Christmas. Christmas cards are also given or sent out prior to Christmas Day.For some, Christmas is an exclusive family affair, while others invite friends to a Christmas buffet or pot luck meal. Churches have special services and may include a crèche or miniature Nativity scene. WE also celebrated the event with happiness and gifts for all the children.
Spritually all our children got togethter to celebrate vesak day. Vesak Day is one of the biggest days of the year and is celebrated by Buddhists all over the world. Buddhists commemorate the important events that took place in the life of Lord Buddha on this day. First comes the birth of Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini in Nepal which took place under the arbor of Sat trees where queen Mahamaya gave birth to him.
The dawn of the New Year is based on the sun’s astrological movement from the Meena Rashiya (House of Pisces) to the Mesha Rashiya (House of Aries), bringing to an end the harvesting season. This festival is celebrated in the month of April and at this time the sun is directly above the island. Aurudu celebrations were held on April 6th with the particiation of all children