Indian New Year's days

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There are numerous types of Indian New Year's days celebrated in various regions at various times of the year. Observance is determined by whether the lunar calendar is being following or the solar calendar.

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Solar or Lunar calendar Date Festival name Religion / Regions (Hindu)[1]
Solar fixed, Jan 1 New Year Christians
Lunar varies, Mar/Apr Ugadi Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka
Lunar varies, Mar/Apr Gudhi Padwa Maharashtra, Goa, Konkan
Lunar varies, Mar/Apr Cheiraoba[2] Manipur
Lunar varies, Mar/Apr Navreh Kashmir
Lunar varies, Mar/Apr Navratra Jammu
Lunar varies, Mar/Apr Cheti Chand Sindh
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Vaisakhi North and Central India
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Rongali Bihu Assam
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Chithirai Vishu Tamil Nadu
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Vishu Malabar, Kerala
Solar fixed, August 16/17/18 Puthu Varsham Kerala
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Bishuva Sankranti Odisha
Solar fixed, April 13/14/15 Poila Boishakh Bengal
Lunar varies, Oct/Nov Bestu Varas Gujarat
Lunar[3] varies Islamic New Year Muslims
Solar varies, Aug 17,18,19[4] Pateti Parsis
Solar Fixed, March 21 Nowruz[5][note 1] Zoroastrians

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  1. ^ Mughal records state that Nowruz was celebrated in northwestern Indian subcontinent, but inconsistently. Some Mughal emperors favoring its celebration while others not participating because it was not sanctioned by Sharia. Aurangzeb banned its celebration in 1659, calling it "festival of fireworshippers" and the celebration as a "stupid act".[6]


  1. ^ Roshen Dalal (2010). Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide. Penguin Books India. pp. 136–137. ISBN 978-0-14-341421-6. 
  2. ^ Arambam Noni; Kangujam Sanatomba (2015). Colonialism and Resistance: Society and State in Manipur. Routledge. p. 249. ISBN 978-1-317-27066-9. 
  3. ^ New Year in Islam, Time and Date
  4. ^ "Navroz Mubarak: 6 Fascinating Facts About Parsi New Year!". News World India. March 20, 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Jaisinghani, Bella (March 19, 2017). "Irani New Year to be celebrated today and tomorrow". Times of India. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Stephen P. Blake (2013). Time in Early Modern Islam: Calendar, Ceremony, and Chronology in the Safavid, Mughal and Ottoman Empires. Cambridge University Press. pp. 89–91. ISBN 978-1-107-03023-7. 

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