New Year Day in India

New Year is the date on which the new calendar year begins. The first of January of each year is New Year Day. It’s time to say goodbye to the previous year and welcome the new year. It is celebrated all over the world with great fun and enthusiasm. Many cultures celebrate this event differently, and the first day of January mark as a national holiday in a different country, but in India, it is an Optional Holiday.

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New Year Day Celebration in India

Indian people are celebrating this holiday with family and friends, either in a Big crowd or small gathering.

Live concerts, singing, engaging in parties, dancing, playing games, and New resolutions for the coming year. New resolutions are being made for the coming year, including weight loss, developing good habits, fitness, hard work, etc.

Night clubs, cinemas Hall, malls, restaurants, resorts, and parks pack with people of all ages. People greet each other and wish a Happy New Year by exchanging messages, greeting cards, and gifts.

Larger cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai are hosting live concerts attended by Bollywood stars and other well-known celebrities. For such activities, large crowds gather, while some people prefer to have a party with close friends and family members. The media cover a lot of New Year activities that will be highlighted most of the day on prime networks.
The occasion of the New Year is considered a be a great opportunity in your life to get closer to your loved ones and renew the connection with lost friends.

History in India

Traditionally, New Year’s Day has been celebrated in March. The date has been moved to 1 January, giving it more religious significance. The first day of January is taken from the Gregorian calendar.

New Year Day in India as per Regions

There are several days in the various regions of India throughout the year celebrated as New Year’s Day.

Date/MonthFestival NameReligion / Regions
March/AprilUgadiAndhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka
13/14/15 AprilRongali BihuAssam
13/14/15 AprilPoila BoishakhBengal
October/NovemberNav VarasGujarat
13/14/15 AprilVishuKerala
15/16/17 AugustFirst day of ChingamKerala
March/AprilGudhi PadwaMaharashtra, Goa, Konkan
13/14/15 AprilJud SheetalMithila, part of Bihar
13/14/15 AprilBishuva SankrantiOdisha
17,18,19 AugustNowruzParsis
13/14/15 AprilVaisakhiPunjab
March/AprilCheti ChandSindh
13/14/15 AprilTamil puthanduTamil Nadu
March/AprilHoliUttar Pradesh

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