Hotel Jaffna

Tamil, Sinhala New Year Celebrations In Jaffna.

Tamil, Sinhala New Year celebrations in Jaffna is celebrated by the local people in High Holiday spirit. People used to spend lavishly on their new clothes during this New Year festival season. Religious events used to take place in Hindu and Buddhist temples on these days and lot of people used to attend these events. In the evenings there used to be sports events where visitors too can participate. In the night times there used to be large scale music shows too will be organized by TV, Radio Stations and sports clubs.

Tamil, Sinhala New Year festivals used to be held by 13th and 14th of April. Tamil New year won't be started as of English New Year at 00:00 hours; instead its birth time will be celebrated according to the Tamil astrology time only. Lot of Celebrations will go ahead in and around Sri Lanka Army Camps that are located in the Jaffna Districts.

During these New Year days most of the business and offices will be closed as it is official Government holiday. As a visiting tourist make sure that you will have enough water and food supply during the New Year festival time from your room providing hotel management.

Most of the Tamil Hindus' used to visit the local Hindu Temple at the auspicious birth time of the New Year. Nearly all the Hindu temples will celebrate this event with special Poojas on the Tamil New Year Birth Time. Hotels and Guest houses too used to celebrate this event. They used to treat their Guests who are staying in their hotels with special foods and drinks during these days.

Public transport used to be in operation but in less numbers while all the Government institutions and schools will be closed as these days are holidays. Trains will operate as normal but will be with large number of passengers who want to reach their homes for the New Year festivals.

Actually from April 11th to April 16th April the roads will be deserted and there is much things for you to do around the towns except the villages where people used to organize popular sports events related to the Tamil and Sinhala New Year. You can witness bullock cart races, bicycle races, Marathon, pillow fight, volleyball, cricket and foot ball matches tug of war with rope pulling, and many more events that are special for Jaffna.

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