Days of week And Holidays

Days of Week - 'Sathiye Dina'

It is very nice for you to learn, how to properly say the days of week in sinhala it is really easy once you get a little familiar. Knowing this would always help you with running your errands daily. So just learn it by heart and have a good practice.

​"Days of week​" is called as ​"Sathye Dina​". Where the word ​"Sathya​" stands for week and ​"Dina​" stands for days. And below listed shows you how each day is pronounced in Sri Lanka​"s Language. It is a little bit hard to understand for you when it is written in sinhala letters, because for that you need to learn read and write too...

So I have shown you here how to pronounce the word using English letters. For a example Sunday = Irida which will be read as I-r-i-d-a.

Sunday- Irida
Monday- Sanduda
Tuesday- Angaharuwada
Wednesday- Badaada
Thursday - Brahaspathinda
Friday - Sikurada
Senasurada - Saturday

So now you know Sathye Dina ;) .

Below is just to give you some idea on Sri Lankan Holidays it really is pretty much than what you get in your country I guess, So just go through it. When you live in Sri Lanka it will be very useful. And really Sri Lankan ' s are that lucky they get at least one holiday per month.

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Holidays - 'Niwadu Dina'

Once in every month there comes a Buddhist holiday called ​"Poya Day​" (Pohoya Dinaya). Poya Days are most religious and each represents special events of Buddhism. Poya days mean as ​"Pohoya Dina​" in Sinhala language.' Vesak Poya Day' is an annual Public Holiday. It falls on month of May on Full Moon. Which represents Birth, Enlightenment and Parinibbhana (Passing away) of the Gauthama Buddha.

And New Year falls on April with two public Holidays in the middle of April Which is celebrated by all the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka. All the most fun events which are really traditional takes place on this month from the start of the month till the end. All the most traditional food are cooked by both Sinhalese and Tamils and eaten at same time, at Auspicious times given by Sinhalese traditional calendar. New years is the only day all Sri lankan's eat at same time same minute, same second representing peace and happiness of one family in one country. To be continued...