2017 Sri Lankan New Year Celebration & Blessing service


Event Details

This event finished on 16 April 2017


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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.

Pittsburgh Buddhist Center invites all of you to join in this traditional celebration

Sunday 16th April 2017

From 11 am to 4: 30 pm

Participation and potluck food list sign up

Sunday 16th April 2017

From 11 am to 3: 00 pm

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

01: 30: Blessing Service for New Year

02: 00: Asking Forgiveness from each other by exchanging betel leaves

02: 30: Anointing Sanctified oil blessed by the monks for good health

03: 00: Traditional Games for Children

04:30: End

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