We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Read more…

Sri Lankan New Year Celebration & Blessing Service

Pittsburgh Buddhist Center
Event organized by Pittsburgh Buddhist Center

Get Directions

#var:page_name# cover

Spring has arrived. One of many beautiful things spring brings us is the Sri Lankan New Year day. When the sun (earth) moves from the Zodiac of Pisces to the Zodiac of Aries in its journey across the twelve segments of the sky, we move into a new cycle of the sun. This is a time to strengthen our relationships with one another and develop positive thoughts to refresh our journey of life. We do this by asking forgiveness from each other and sharing food and loving kindness.

Program Schedule
11: 00: Offerings to the Buddha
11: 30: Lighting of the Traditional oil lamp and Dana for Monks
12: 00: Lunch with Traditional Sri Lankan food
Sign up here for a food item
01: 30: Asking Forgiveness from each other by exchanging betel leaves
02: 00: Blessing Service for New Year
02: 30: Anointing Sanctified oil blessed by the monks for good health
03: 00: Traditional Games for Children
04: 30: End
Sign up here to let us know your participation

Please note that $5.00 contribution per child is kindly requested for game awards