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Today Is Sinhala New Year 2021 — Happy New Year To YOU.

by Anura Guruge


Closest Google came to doing a Doodle for Sinhala New Year. They invariably overlook it. The Bengali New Year has similar roots.

What can I say, other than ‘Happy New Year‘. SMILE.

This year the Sinhala New Year kind of escaped I. I knew it was either today or tomorrow. But, I only got the chance to check TODAY. By then it was already New Year in Sri Lanka. C’est la vie.

But, Happy New Year.


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Looks Like NO Google Doodle For Sri Lanka 2019 ‘Aluth Avurudu’ (Sinhala New Year) — YET, YET AGAIN!

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It is nearly 9am on Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Sri Lanka and still NO Google Doodle for Sinhala New YearAluth Avurudu.

They have already posted the Google Doodles for Bangladesh, Thailand & Vietnam — for 2019 — as you can see above.

It could still happen, BUT it is NOT looking good.

I feel bad for the Sinhalese. Google really is giving them the finger! Shame.

Well, I did my bit 5-years ago and got Sri Lanka its VERY FIRST Google Doodle. And I am not even a Sri Lankan anymore — legally.

There are Sri Lankans that work for Google They obviously don’t care.

Sorry.

Happy New Year, irrespective. 


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A Very Happy ‘Vaisakhi’ 2019 To All Sikhs Worldwide. Enjoy.

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Though I have associated with Sikhs for many decades, I am embarrassed to confess that I only came to fully appreciate ‘Vaisakhi’ last year.

That ‘Vaisakhi’ always coincides with the Sinhala New Year — which is typically on April 14 — makes it even more special and memorable. They are basically both Spring festivals.

In general Sikhs are good people, have good hearts. I like Sikhs.

So, Happy Vaisakhi 2019. Enjoy.


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Sinhala New Year (Aluth Avurudda) — Wikipedia Now Has A Pretty Informative Page.

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I came across this Wikipedia page today when trying to research the auspicious times for the 2019 Sinhala New Year (Aluth Avurudda). I had not encountered it before —  though it appears that it was created in 2017.

I am glad it is there. It is a good start. Already a fair amount of information. That they don’t have the auspicious times for this year’s New Year is a bit of a shame. But, Bravo. We now have a foothold, on this topic, on Wikipedia. It will continue to grow and prosper. I am glad.


Happy Sinhala New Year 2019.

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

Enjoy. Rejoice.


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Looks Like NO Google Doodle For Sri Lanka 2018 Avurudu (Sinhala New Year) — YET AGAIN!

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It is 6:15am on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Sri Lanka and still NO Google Doodle for Sinhala New Year — Avurudu.

They have already done one for Bangladesh (above) and Thailand — for 2018.

It could still happen, BUT it is NOT looking good.

I feel bad for the Sinhalese. Google really is giving them the finger! Shame.

Well, I did my bit 5-years ago and got Sri Lanka its VERY FIRST Google Doodle. And I am not even a Sri Lankan anymore — legally.

There are Sri Lankans that work for Google They obviously don’t care.

Sorry.

Happy New Year, irrespective. 


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Will Google Do A Google Doodle For Sri Lanka 2018 Avurudu (Sinhala New Year).

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This could BE THE year.

It would be the FIRST.

But, it is a bit too early to tell. Not April 14, 2018, in Sri Lanka as yet.

I will keep an eye. But, they have already done and posted a “Songkran 2018” Google Doodle for the Thai equivalent.

So, well into the morning in Sri Lanka so to speak. Avurudu is well underway.

Happy New Year, irrespective.

 


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“Vaisakhi”, The Sikh Festive Celebration, Coincides Each Year With The Sinhala New Year (On April 13 – 14).

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The Facebook post that got me intrigued because it was on the same weekend as the Sinhala New Year.


Sikhs are no stranger to I. I have known quite a few over the years and even associated/collaborated with some — especially in the networking field.

But, in all that time I never knew of this festival. Wow.

It was a post on Facebook (above) that caught my I. Struck me that it was quite the coincidence that it would be the same weekend as the Sinhala New Year.

So, a few minutes ago, I did some Googling. I am shocked. Wow.

But, I realize that it is NOT a coincidence!

The Sikhs and the Sinhalese are RELATED — we are both people of the ‘Singh‘ — i.e., the Lion.

All Sikhs have ‘Singh’ in their name, and ‘Sinhalese’ starts with ‘Sin(g)h’. Plus, we have the rampant LION on our flag.

Yes, there were never lions in Ceylon/Sri Lanka.

But, we and the Sikhs are from FAR Northwestern ‘India’ — actually what is now the area occupied by Iran.

Neato! I will have to find out more. Now I know where I can celebrate Sinhala New Year. With the Sikhs.


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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.

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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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Happy Chinese New Year 2018, “Year Of The Dog” — Starting This Friday, February 16.

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Those of you who know me or follow this blog must have worked that I celebrate three (3) New Years, each year, with gusto — January 1, Chinese New Year & then Sinhala New Year on April 14.

Well, Chinese New Year is coming up and for us in New Hampshire it is a welcome respite from the cold and snow. Yes, we plan to go down to Boston, as we do nearly every year, to celebrate.

But, today I just wanted to give you a heads up.

Year of the Dog — and though I am, alas, a ‘snake’, as you know I am inordinately fond of dogs.

Don’t forget, FREE celebratory event at the ‘Confucius Institute’, UNH (Durham, NH) tomorrow and Wednesday.


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Google Disappoints Sri Lanka Once More — No Google Doodle For 2017 Avurudu (Sinhala New Year).

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I have been keeping an eye for the last few hours. Checked a few minutes ago at 9:10pm U.S. Eastern time. It was 6:40am on Friday, April 14, 2017.

So, well into the morning in Sri Lanka so to speak. Avurudu is well underway.

They have been hoping for an Avurudu Google Doodle for years after I managed to get the very first Doodle for Independence Day in 2013.

But they have yet to do one for New Year or Vesak.

Ironically, to add salt to the wound, they do New Year Doodles for Thailand and Bangladesh who also celebrate more or less on the same day.

Well, there is always next year.

Happy New Year, irrespective.

 


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