India is a country of diverse cultures. There are numerous days throughout the year celebrated as New Year’s Day apart from the January 1st, based on the lunar calendar or the solar calendar depending on which one is followed in the different regions of India. For some regions in India, New Year is observed in March/April, called as Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Vishu, Navratri, Baisakhi and for some regions, it is also observed in the month of October as Nav Varas.
Although in this mix of diverse culture, Indians do celebrate January 1st as the New year in spite of any caste or religion and with the growth of the western culture across the globe, New Year’s Day on January 1st has been one of India’s many eminent celebrations. We go on long vacations, we organize family gatherings, pot-luck parties with our friends and near ones. It is just another reason for us to celebrate life and we wish everyone a healthy and prosperous life in the coming year.
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