The ceremony will be organised under the patronage of Ven. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thera, Chief Sanganayaka of North Central Province.
Over 12,000 farmers from various parts of the country will offer fresh rice from their recent paddy harvest.
Aluth Sahal Mangalya, the almost ritualistic function has been an important function from the days of hydraulic civilisation in Sri Lanka. It is a celebration of bounty harvest gathered after a year of hard work and toiling. In another way, it is a celebration of farmers' labour.