Photo of a school hallway with a banner saying "EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE" on a background of raised hands of different skin tones, each of them holding a red heart. Next to it is another colourful banner saying "Love one another as I have loved you."

Other Cultural and Community Celebrations

Sri Lankan New Year

Sri Lankan New Year is a day marked by religious ceremonies, family activities, traditional foods, colourful decorations, and a general feeling of goodwill toward neighbours and friends. The celebration promotes family unity and a spirit of gratitude and community. This important national festival is known as Avurudu in Sinhala and Puththandu in Tamil.

Sri Lankan New Year poster