Indian New Year – Different Celebrations

As Indian, I am celebrating my new year at various times of the year depending on solar or lunar calendars. As I am in 2018, let’s take a look at the Indians New Year different celebrations.

New year usually celebrated all across the glove on January 1, which is on the basis of Gregorian calendar. We Indians starts our New Year celebrations with harvesting season. Being a diverse nation, new year is celebrated in various regions at various times.

As per the solar calendar, the new year in India is starting from 13th of Jan as Baisakhi in north and central India, Rongoli Bihu in Assam, Putthandu in Tamil Nadu, Vishu in Kerala, Sankranti in Odisha and Poila Boishakh in Bengal.

As per the lunar calendar, the new year in India is starting from March/April. Ugadi, which is the new year celebration for all Hindus of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. Gudi Padwa is celebrated in Maharashtra, Goa and konkan as new year. Cheiraoba in Manipur, Navreh in Kashmir and Cheti Chand is celebrated as new year by Sindhi Hindus. Bestu Varas is celebrated in Gujarat as new year around October/November time.

To mark these days, people in India enjoy a lot with their families, friends and the different community around them. We wear traditional clothing’s, make tasty meals, visit temples and decorate our homes with desire. In country like India, festivals are shared as joy with everyone and this is the strong reason which binds all Indians together with each other.

Whatever the reason, We Indians are one and will be the one not only in the festivals but in every phase of life.


One India loved all and loved by all.
Proud to be an Indian.

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