Saturday, February 6, 2010
Happy new year Sri Lanka!
For the past four years, I usually spent the new year's eve at my boarding place with my colleagues as we get ready for exams in the upcoming month of January. (Though it's not official, January seems to be a month for the final semester exams in my university :)).
Though we were away from our homes, somehow we got the chance to celebrate the new year with few of traditional new year foods at our boarding place.
Normally for Sri Lanka , the new year falls on April 13th or 14th every year. Food is the essential part of New Year festivities in Sri Lanka. Sinhalese food is very rich in nutrition. They prepare sweet meats such as mung kavum, konda kavum and unduvel. There is also an old tradition of preparing Kiri Bhath (milk rice) with rice.
Even though Sri Lankans also celebrates new year's day on January 1st as well.