Ways to enjoy New Year with your kids

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The Sinhala and Tamil New Year is just around the corner and it is something that we all look forward to as a whole. It is a holiday that is always filled with celebrations and great food among many other cultural and religious rituals that are meaningful and also colourful. So this Sinhala and Tamil New Year, we thought we should let you know about different ways in which you can make you have a great time with your kids and loved ones.

Treat the holiday like a holiday

We often make the mistake of not treating a holiday like a holiday. Even when we are with our loved ones we are more often than not, lost in our devices. Not only can this set a bad example for your children, it will also make them feel disconnected from the spirit of the holiday and family. So put aside the devices and ensure that you treat the holiday like a holiday.

Cooking food can be so much fun too

There are a lot of different food items that are traditionally made for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Make it a point to get into the cooking with your kids, partner and the rest of your family. Not only will you enjoy the process more, they will too.

Engage in the auspicious rituals together

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year is also a festival that is celebrated in conjunction with a lot of auspicious rituals and most of us do consider that these are important. As you carry them out, make your children a part of it and perhaps explain the meanings behind each of them. You can also share some of the memories that you have of your celebrating the holiday as a child.

 

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