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New Year's Day 🥂

In India, New Year's Day is not celebrated uniformly across the country due to its cultural and regional diversity. Different regions and communities have their own traditional calendars and New Year celebrations. Here is a general overview of the origin and history of New Year's Day in India:

  1. Traditional Calendars: India follows various traditional calendars, such as the Vikram Samvat (Hindu calendar), Saka Samvat, Bengali calendar, Malayalam calendar, Tamil calendar, and others. Each calendar has its own New Year's Day, which is based on astronomical calculations, lunar cycles, and regional traditions.

  2. Vikram Samvat: The Vikram Samvat, which is widely used in North India, marks the beginning of the Hindu lunar calendar. It is named after King Vikramaditya and is believed to have been established around 57 BCE. The first day of the Vikram Samvat calendar, known as "Chaitra Shukla Pratipada," is considered the New Year's Day in North India.

  3. Saka Samvat: The Saka Samvat calendar is followed in some parts of Western India, particularly in Gujarat. It was initiated by King Shalivahana in 78 CE and is based on the solar calendar. The first day of the Saka Samvat calendar, known as "Chaitra Shukla Pratipada," is celebrated as the New Year's Day in these regions.

  4. Regional New Year Celebrations: In addition to the above calendars, various regions and communities in India celebrate their own New Year's Day based on their cultural and regional calendars. For example, the Bengali New Year (Pohela Boishakh) is celebrated in West Bengal and Bangladesh in mid-April, while the Malayalam New Year (Vishu) is observed in Kerala in mid-April.

  5. Festive Celebrations: New Year's Day in India is often celebrated with religious rituals, cultural events, and festivities. People dress in traditional attire, visit temples or places of worship, offer prayers, exchange greetings, and share meals with family and friends. In some regions, processions, fairs, music, and dance performances are organized to mark the occasion.

It's important to note that the celebration of January 1st as New Year's Day, following the Gregorian calendar, is not a traditional Indian practice. However, due to globalization and the influence of Western culture, the observance of January 1st as the New Year's Day has gained popularity in urban areas, especially among the younger generation. Many people celebrate it as a secular occasion, often participating in parties, fireworks, and social gatherings to welcome the new year.

List of dates

Year Weekday Date Name Time
2024 Monday Jan 1, 2024 New Year's Day 🥂 3 months ago
2025 Wednesday Jan 1, 2025 New Year's Day 🥂 8 months from now
2026 Thursday Jan 1, 2026 New Year's Day 🥂 1 year from now
2027 Friday Jan 1, 2027 New Year's Day 🥂 2 years from now
2028 Saturday Jan 1, 2028 New Year's Day 🥂 3 years from now
2029 Monday Jan 1, 2029 New Year's Day 🥂 4 years from now
2030 Tuesday Jan 1, 2030 New Year's Day 🥂 5 years from now
2031 Wednesday Jan 1, 2031 New Year's Day 🥂 6 years from now
2032 Thursday Jan 1, 2032 New Year's Day 🥂 7 years from now
2033 Saturday Jan 1, 2033 New Year's Day 🥂 8 years from now
2034 Sunday Jan 1, 2034 New Year's Day 🥂 9 years from now
2035 Monday Jan 1, 2035 New Year's Day 🥂 10 years from now
2036 Tuesday Jan 1, 2036 New Year's Day 🥂 11 years from now
2037 Thursday Jan 1, 2037 New Year's Day 🥂 12 years from now
2038 Friday Jan 1, 2038 New Year's Day 🥂 13 years from now
2039 Saturday Jan 1, 2039 New Year's Day 🥂 14 years from now
2023 Sunday Jan 1, 2023 New Year's Day 🥂 1 year ago
2022 Saturday Jan 1, 2022 New Year's Day 🥂 2 years ago
2021 Friday Jan 1, 2021 New Year's Day 🥂 3 years ago
2020 Wednesday Jan 1, 2020 New Year's Day 🥂 4 years ago
2019 Tuesday Jan 1, 2019 New Year's Day 🥂 5 years ago
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Notice, in particular, conversion from the other calendar to the Gregorian calendar, there may be discrepancies.