Every year, as April comes around, it heralds the arrival of a cherished celebration in Sri Lanka – the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, known as Avurudu. This annual event holds a special place in the hearts of the people, reminding them of the importance of family, tradition, and togetherness. For the Gavel Mora community, Avurudu is not just a cultural festivity but a reaffirmation of the bonds that make them a close-knit family.
As the erabadu trees bloom, and the melodious call of the cuckoo fills the air, the spirit of Avurudu awakens. It is a season of fun, games, and making memories with family and friends. At Gavel, this joyous occasion is marked with the Gavel Avurudu Meeting, where sweet reminiscences and shared experiences of Avurudu celebrations past are lovingly recounted. It is a time when Gaveliers come together to embrace their true selves, without fear of judgment, celebrating their uniqueness and imperfections. This annual tradition is a testament to the Gavel family’s commitment to fostering bonds that go beyond words and transcend cultural boundaries. In the embrace of Avurudu, Gavel Mora finds a reason to come together, to celebrate as one, and cherish the essence of family that runs deep within their community.
Avurudu is more than just a date on the calendar; it is a symbol of unity and love. It brings to mind the image of families gathered under one roof, sharing laughter, love, and delicious traditional sweets. It’s a time when hearts are open, conversations flow freely, and the joy of being heard is paramount. For the members of Gavel Mora, a close-knit and diverse family in its own right, Avurudu is a celebration that resonates deeply with their values of acceptance and authenticity.