For us, the new year countdown is about to end but for some others across the world, these rules don’t comply. What we mean to tell you is that while 1st January is marked as the beginning of a new year in major parts of the world but there are people who observe the new year on various dates depending on the different calendars. Plus, their celebrations also differ from region to region.
Therefore, without much ado, let us take a look at some of the most famous calendars and the beginning of their new year. Here’s more.
New Year Dates In India
Like we said, India, just like the majority of the world celebrates the new year on the 1st of January according to the Roman Calendar but there are few cultures in this diverse nation that observe a different date to mark the beginning of their new year.
- Ugadi: The Telegu and Kannada new year generally fall in between March and April every year. The people of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karanataka celebrate the new year and the first month of the new year is known as Chaitra Masa. On this day, people buy new clothes, worship God, and decorate their entrances with auspicious mango leaves.
- Sindhis also celebrate their new year on the day of Ugadi/Gudi Parwa.
- In Tamil Nadu, people observe the new year on either April 13, 14, or 15, in the holy city of Madurai. The new year is known as the Chithrai Thiruvizha and is celebrated in the Meenakshi Temple, not only that, people hold exhibitions and Hindu feasts on this day.
- Punjabis, Assamese, Odia, Manipuris, and Bengalis celebrate the new year on the day of Baisakhi/Bihu (14 April).
- The Dogra or the people of Himachal Pradesh celebrate their new year in the month of Chaitra(March to April).
- The people of Kutch celebrate their new year on the 2nd day of Aadi month according to the Hindu calendar.
- The Marwaris and Gujratis celebrate their new year on the day of Diwali according to the lunar calendar, where they enjoy burning candles and lighting up their homes with the festivities of Diwali and the happiness of the new year.
- Apart from that, the Mizo tribe in the northeast celebrates this day in December.
New Year According To Other Calendars
The Chinese New Year
According to the Chinese calendar, the Chinese(Chinese beauty secrets) new year falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice, which also marks the beginning of the spring season, is also known as the Lunar new year and widely celebrated as the spring festival across the country. According to the traditional Georgian calendar which is followed by the world for ages, this year, the Chinese new year begins on 12th February 2021. The first day of the Chinese new year is marked on the new moon day between 21st January and 20th February every year of the Georgian calendar. This day is celebrated by families reuniting for dinner and lanterns take up the night sky, which is a traditional Chinese way of celebrating the festival.
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The Japanese New Year
Unlike other traditional calendars, the Japanese new year is celebrated according to the Georgian calendar since 1873, which is, on 1st January. In addition to that, some of the traditional events of the Japanese new year are also celebrated on the first day of the new year according to that of the modern tenpo calendar, a lunisolar calendar like the Chinese one. Japanese celebrate this day by sending postcards to their loved ones, families gather for a feast, and on the night of new year's eve all buddha temples across Japan ring bells about 108 times marking the beginning of the new year.
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