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Avurudu Table

The New Year table in Sri Lanka consists of many traditional sweet dishes


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Sinhalese New Year or Aluth Avurudda is widely celebrated all over Sri Lanka. The beginning of New Yaer in April corresponds to Sinhalese astrology and marks the end of the spring harvest season.

The holiday is associated with many sweet foods, that can be found around the country on Aluth Avurudda. For example, Konda Kevum - little round oil cakes, the deep-fried Kokis in round or multiangular shape, Asmee—the dish that looks like a white pasta, or Mun Kevum that slightly reminds of a dumpling. If you happen to be in in Chillaw area, try delicious Meegamu Aluwa, a cookie made of beans and rice flour.

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