Sinhala and Hindu new-year was celebrated at Guidance International Pre School Bokundara on 6th April 2019. Sinhala and Hindu New Year; Avurudu Festival is an important national festival for both Sinhala Buddhists and the Tamil Hindus of Sri Lanka. It is celebrated with the belief of suns movement from the Meena Rashiya (House of Pieces) to the Mesha Rashiya (House of Aries) Sri Lankan welcomes the New Year. The intension behind conducting such events in school is to inculcate good habits, rituals, customs and traditions in our youngsters.
The event was based on rituals and tradition.The children perform the drama which depicted the cultural rituals of the Sinhala and Tamil new year which commenced with cleaning the houses and followed by varies other rituals such as overflowing milk, lighting the oil lamp, worshiping parents, going to the temple and visiting relatives which is does according to the auspicious date and times.