Different Types of New Year Celebrations in India

According to Gregorian calendar entire world celebrates New Year on 1st of January every year, Hindu celebrate New Year as per the Hindu Lunar Calendar-Panchanga. According to Hindu calendar, seasons follow the sun, months follow moon and days follow both.  New Year is beginning with the first day of Kartik mass, as per the position of sun and moon. People celebrate New Year with full enthusiasm and joy. To wish each other happy New Year people send latest New Year SMS to their friends and family and youngsters do party till late night of 31st December.

In India, New Year is celebrated at a different time at different places and in various part of India, new year celebrated with different names as Ugadi, GudiPadwa, Vishu, Pahela Baishakh, Bihu, Baisakhi, etc. this represents the India’s rich culture. People from different states commence their new year in a unique and traditional style.

Ugadi is the Telugu New Year; it is celebrated in the states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, and Karnataka every year on the first day of Chaitra month. Ugadi festival is celebrated in the month of March-April. On this day entire family offer prayers to god and prepare traditional food and celebrate this day with their relatives and friends. Also, purchase new clothes with various elements.

For Maharashtrian people and Konkanis, Gudi padwa is the New Year; it is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month. On this day people of Maharashtra purchase new clothes, decorate the entire houses with flowers and light. Gudi is bright yellow colored cloth which Maharashtrian people tied to a long bamboo and copper pot placed inner side on the bamboo stick along with sugar garland.

Baisakhi is the new year of Punjab state Of India; this day is celebrated on 13th or 14th April of every year. In north India, people celebrate this with great enthusiasm and they feel real pleasure of this day by visiting the golden temple in Amritsar along with Khalsa. People also prepare traditional food called Makki di roti and sarso da saag at home and females do the traditional dance called giddha and express their happiness. As the majority of people from Punjab also living in foreign so it’s also celebrated in U.S, U.K, Canada, and Australia.

Bihu is the new year of Assam state; this day comes in the middle of April, which is beginning of the season agriculture in the state. People of Assam celebrate this festival with great faith, belief, and ritual. This festival is also called as Bohag Bihu, Kaati Bihu, and Maagh Bihu.

New Year of Kerala called is Vishu, which is celebrated on 14th April every year. On this day people decorate their houses and do other traditional activities from the early morning.

Pahela Baishakh is the New Year day of Bengal, it is considered the first day of Bengali calendar. Bengali people celebrate this day every year on 14th or 15th April in Bangladesh and in the Indian state of West Bengal. People organize amazing cultural programs on this day and decorate their house.

Short New Year wishes


Wishing you many wishes for the New Year. May you have a fabulous 2018 with full of great achievements and experiences!!!

Years come, and Years go, but our friendship has stood the test of time, wishing you the best in this year. ! Happy New Year 2018!!!!

Joy to your heart… and warmth to your home! As the New Year arrives… Hope it brings along happiness, hope and good tidings… To stay on and on Happy New Year!!!!

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