Like Chinese New Year, not Hakka or Cantonese New Year.
The YouTube below is from Sunil Shantha singing in Sinhalese and beautiful art work.
Wish I knew enough Tamil to pick an equivalent.
How many Colombo (Kandy, Galle etc) school boys or girls wanted to be Avurudu Kumara/Kumari even in the 70's Among the Diaspora Sinhalese or Tamil, its only recent immigrants who want their children to compete in the local Avurudu Kumari. As a good friend said "There was a time that rural people of Sri Lanka were conservative enough to keep the beauty of the village and village life intact. We lost this little by little, but still could find a remote village to go to and enjoy the village life even in the 80's".
Just as much as my friend , I too have lived many years in other countries and we would love to see the "old ways". Maybe we should emulate "the colonial masters, English in particular, who go to great pains to preserve their country side".
Simple things, beautiful life which we are loosing.
Other Avurudu videos