We are going to celebrate new year very soon. Between the end of the year, 2017 and beginning of 2018 lot of thing has happened with everyone and a tenure of one phase is going to end. But there are some traditional new year celebrations also happened in India that is not celebrated on 1st Jan.
9Ugadi – Telugu New Year
Ugadi symbolizes the beginning of an age, celebrated in the state of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. This festival fall in the month of March–April (Chaitra month ), date always vary because the Hindu calendar follows a different day every year because of the Hindu calendar system. It is the festival of new beginning and time to get new clothes and some good food.
8Gudi Padwa – Marathi New Year
Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month and its a New Year day for Maharashtrians and Konkanis. On this day a gudi is found hanging out on the right side of the main entrance of the houses, Gudi is a bright yellow cloth tied to the tip of a long bamboo and copper pot placed in inverted on it along with a sugar garland.
7Puthandu – Tamil New Year
The traditional Tamil new year starts on mid-April either on 13 or 14 April, or the first day of Tamil month Chithirai. People wish each other “Puthandu Vazthukal” which means Happy New Year and Chitterai Thiruvizha is celebrated in the Meenakshi Temple Madurai. The main food of this festival is Mangai Pachadi, made of raw mangoes, jaggery and neem flowers.
6Bohag Bihu – Assamese New Year
The spring festival “Bohag Bihu” celebrated in the middle of April as the beginning season of agriculture. The Assamese new year festival Bihu is the most important festival of Assam, celebrated by fun and abundance, faith and belief. There are three Bihu festivals in Assam, other two are Maagh and Kaati.
5Navreh – Kashmiri New Year
Navreh the lunar new year is celebrated as new year in Kashmir with great enthusiasm and sanctity. It’s fall on the first day of Chaitra Navratri and is regarded as sacred in Kashmir as the Shivratri. It is observed as the New Year’s day in another part of India such as Gaudi Parva, Ugadi and cheti Chand the new year day of Sindhi people.
4Losoong – Sikkimese New Year
The Losoong is one of the most popular and old age festivals of Sikkim, celebrated on the month of December. It marks as the end of harvesting season and the New Year for people of Sikkim. Losoong is also known as ‘Sonam Losar’ the farmer’s new year, Chham dance is one of the major attraction of the festival.
3Vishu – Malayalam New Year
Vishu is similar to the New Year festivals observed elsewhere in India, usually on April 14 of the Gregorian calendar. The most important event of the festival is “Vishukkani” means The first object viewed in the morning. It is one of the most popular traditional celebration festival followed by people of Kerala.
2Bestu Varas – Gujarati New Year
Bestu Varas mark the beginning of the harvest season in Gujrat and therefore is observed with great enthusiasm. It is celebrated as Gujarati New Year on the day after Diwali along with religious rituals and traditions. Marwaris of Rajasthan celebrate Diwali as a new year, the most auspicious day to start new things.
1Pohela Boishakh – Bengali New Year
The Nabo Barsho of Bengal is celebrated with a great deal of enthusiasm and energy during the mid of April. This is the day of cultural programs, shopping, prayers and also considered as the auspicious time for marriages. Pohela Boishakh celebrated by tribal people in hilly areas of Tripura and also in cities of other countries.