The Sinhala and Tamil New Year is one of the most momentous holidays on the Sri Lankan calendar. Usually celebrated on the 13th or 14th of April, the Sinhala and Tamil New Year marks the beginning of the cultural calendar according to astrology and is a national festival of the nation. The date is a public holiday and is celebrated in various ways with all kinds of massive rituals and customs taking place during the period. Auspicious times are an important altitude of celebrations and plan the midpoint of most New Year customs. During the festival, it is important for families to gather and visit other relatives. Traditional sweets are made such as kavum, kokis, aasmi and more are also prepared and distributed among the relatives and the neighborhood. Music and the sound of the firecrackers fills the air with avurudhu spirit.