Some of you may already know this and some of you may not:
There is such a thing as the Sinhalese & Tamil New Year! And it’s one of my favorite holidays!
I missed out on it for 13 years when I lived in Monaco, but since 2013 I’ve been fortunate to be in beautiful Sri Lanka to celebrate it!
But before anything, first a big “thank you” to Leticia, a subscriber who joined our little tribe, for her question that gave me the idea for this post.
Now, my objective for this post was two-fold:
- Summarize the most important “need-to-know” points of the Sinhala & Tamil New Year (and yes, I’m the one who decided what was important or not. That’s the kind of authority I have around here…); and
- Relate it to our main objective, which is learning Sinhala
And the following is what my brain and I came up with…
(And in case you were wondering, in the photo above, that’s the hand gesture we make when wishing someone. Also, I’m wearing the official national attire of Sri Lanka – It’s super-simple but still super-elegant, don’t you think? Makes even people like me look like decent human beings).