Friday, April 14, 2017.
Happened last in 2006.
And before that in 1995, 1933, 1922, 1911 …
Sinhala New Year, more or less always straddles April 14 — though it can sometimes start on April 13 depending on auspicious times.
Good Friday only falls on April 14 IF Easter Sunday falls on April 16 — as it does this year.
The New Year is a secular, cultural holiday independent of religion.
So the Sinhalese Christians will celebrate it alongside their Buddhist brethren.
Since 1777 this has happened 11 times NOT counting 2017.
Next time this will happen will be 11-years from now.
Happy Sinhala New Year 2017.
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The “Downton Abbey” Season 6 DVD and Blu-Ray are now available from Amazon (U.S.), the DVD a full $10 less than it was first advertised in November 2015.
Before Season 6 started airing on PBS on Sunday, January 3, 2016 I was sure, at the urging of the kids, that I was going to get the DVD, when it became available in the U.S. (as of January 26), even at $30. I am no longer sure. Counting the “2015 Christmas Special” there are 9 episodes on the DVD. But we have already seen 4 of these episodes and the 5th is being aired (for us to DVR) this Sunday, January 31. So when I get this DVD on Monday there will only be 4 new episodes on it. Yes, that is NOT bad but I know that we will just watch them back to back, 2 a day, as we did when we were watching the prior seasons on Amazon Prime. That would mean we would be done in 2 days, 3 days max. That would be it. So, I would rather spin it out for a month. That is the current logic.
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