A New Year in Traditions of Sri Lanka Island is to be Celebrated at SUSU

On April 13, a celebration of Aluth Avurudda, the national New Year in the traditions of Sri Lanka island (Ceylon) is to be held at Sigma university complex. The event is organized by international students of SUSU under support of Association of International Students and the International Affairs Division of South Ural State University.

Aluth Avurudda is a family holiday; on this day, the residents of Sri Lanka who are away from home aspire to come back there. SUSU students from this country decided to share the joy of celebration with their teachers and university friends.

The holiday symbolizes termination of the old year and the beginning of the new one. At that, each year the precise time of a new year’s beginning is calculated by astrologists with minute-by-minute precision: this is the time for lightening the first New Year’s light, and the time of cooking the first-in-the-year rice on milk, and the time of the first feast, etc.

Aluth Avurudda is a unique holiday which harmonizes Hinduites and Buddhists. At SUSU it will unite not just students from Sri Lanka but all other students of the Institute of Linguistics and International Communication, who are studying Russian language together.

All guests of the celebration will watch colorful performance of the students from the Institute of Linguistics and International Communication, learn the history and traditions of Aluth Avurudda, take part in traditional games of Sri Lanka island, and taste dishes of the national cuisine.

The event is to be held on April 13 at 12:00 at Sigma university complex. Entrance is free of charge.

Oleg Igoshin
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