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This Friday the 13th (April 13, 2018) Is ONLY Significant In That It Is The Sinhala New Year In U.S./Canada.

by Anura Guruge


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Only Friday the 13th that fall in October count!

The superstition has to with the dissolution of the Knight’s Templar.
And that happened on Friday, October 13, 1307.


This is April, NOT October, so Friday the 13th does NOT COUNT.

Repeat, does NOT count.

It is, however, the Sinhala New Year in U.S./Canada.

Why? Because Sri Lanka time is 10.5 hours behind Sri Lanka time — and YOU read that right. It is 10 hours and 30 minutes. Yes, 30 minutes. The British did the Sri Lankan’s a great favor. By making it +5.5 hours GMT they get sunrise and sunset, most days, pretty damn close to 6am/6pm.

Sinhala New Year, in 2018, as it does most years falls on April 14 — in Sri Lanka.

But, the 10.5 time difference means that it will start on Friday, April 13, in the U.S./Canada.

I posted all the U.S./Canada auspices times for 2018 here.

So, enjoy.


On average we get a Friday the 13th every 212 days.

The next Friday the 13th in October will be in 2023.


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by Anura Guruge

Sinhala New Year (Avurudu) 2018 — Auspicious Times In The U.S.

by Anura Guruge



This is for all of you celebrating the Sinhala New Year in the U.S. and Canada. I don’t know of any, but I guess, given that we are everywhere, that there must be Sinhalese in Mexico and even further South.

Well the auspicious times are invariably given just in Sri Lanka time and that +10.5 time difference can get tricky to convert to U.S. time especially when you have to start with 2:04am. So, I did it for you — albeit just for Eastern. But, all of you know how to convert time from Eastern … plus it is easy enough.

So, here we go.

Dawn of the 2018 Sinhala New Year: Saturday, April 14th @ 2:04am (in Sri Lanka) —->> Friday, April 13th @ 4:34pm (U.S.: Eastern)

Lighting of the heart, and cooking first meal: Saturday, April 14th @ 5:41am (in Sri Lanka) —->> Friday, April 13th @ 8:11pm (U.S.: Eastern)

Commencing work, transactions & partaking in first meal: Saturday, April 14th @ 7:05am (in Sri Lanka) —->> Friday, April 13th @ 9:35pm (U.S.: Eastern)

Anointing with oil: Sunday, April 15th @ 11:04am (in Sri Lanka) —->> Sunday, April 15th @ 1:34am (U.S.: Eastern)

Departing for work: Tuesday, April 17th @ 6:28am (in Sri Lanka) —->> Monday, April 16th @ 8:58pm (U.S.: Eastern)

So, the Old Year, in the U.S., will be on Thursday, April 13th.

OK? Got that.


Happy Sinhala New Year 2017.

The 3rd New Year of the Year for I.
But you can never have too many.

Enjoy. Rejoice.


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by Anura Guruge