Welcome the traditional Sri Lankan Sinhala and Tamil New Year with Cinnamon’s city hotels and experience the best of local culture with a contemporary twist.

As  the auspicious planetary shift of the sun take place from the zodiac of Pisces (Meena Rasi) into the zodiac of Aries (Mesha Rasi); Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon Red invites patrons to join the celebrations on 13 April to herald in new beginnings with seasonal treats, festive feasts, rituals and games.

Premier five-star city hotel, Cinnamon Grand will continue its tradition of hosting a typical Sri Lankan ‘Avurudu’ celebration at Nuga Gama, the village in the city.

Even though the auspicious time this year falls towards late-evening, the celebrations at Nuga Gama begin at 3.00 p.m with a range of seasonal games. Under the canopy of the 200-year old banyan tree, one can partake in rabangaseema (Sri Lankan drumming), panchadameema, kana mutti, andayata kiri kaweema, buniskaema, sack race, lime and spoon, and even coconut scraping among others.