The Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival was celebrated in extravagance at Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha on 8th April 2016. It was attended by a large crowd of parents and students. Chairman Mr. Kumudu Fonseka and members of the Board of Trustees also participated in the fun-filled event.
The festivities included New Year or ‘Avurudu’ games such as tug-of-war, lime and spoon and eating buns and colourful dances. It was an occasion for everyone to enjoy the festivities celebrated in gala-style in Sri Lanka.
The traditional ‘Avurudu’ rituals which include lighting the hearth at the auspicious hour, partaking in meals, and anointment of oil to symbolize health