Like other countries, Indians also welcome New Year with full fun, dance and their rituals. In the country dance and music are integral parts of New Year celebration. Every part of the country has own distinctive traditions to start New Year. When it comes people start greeting each other new year wishes through mobile phone.
Still, in India, Agriculture is still the predominant vocation of the people and this is the reason that in most of the places people celebrate New Year when agriculture season of the region come. Different culture followed their separate calendars in different parts of India and in every region of the country they give their own name to the New Year. In this article, there is a glimpse of New Year celebration in every state of India.
Assam state of India: In Assam region of the country, people celebrate their most famous Bohag Bihu in Assam state and it usually falls during April or May. On this festival Assamese people perform their traditional dance and prepared their traditional dishes for the occasion. They celebrate their new year for three full days and each day has their special significance and traditions. The most important part of the days is that Assamese believe that worship their cows, cattle, and plowing instruments is the very important ritual for them.
Bengali People New Year: Bengali people are recognized as the fertile land and culture people. They are residents of the eastern region of the country. Bengali people the new year also coincide with the beginning of the harvesting season in the Bengal. Bengali people also follow their calendar and according to their calendar, they harvesting season come they called as ‘Poila Boisakh’ and falls on the first month according to their Bengali calendar. They celebrate this day by doing cultural events across the West Bengal and other parts of the world, wherever Bengali people are living or present.
Gujarati New Year: Gujarati people celebrate New Year as Best Varas. Gujarati people celebrate this day with their mythological significance. They celebrate their new year on the next day of Diwali and on this day most of the Gujaratis people perform the Govardhan Puja. They prepare sweets at home and buy new dresses for the special occasion. Among friends and relatives, they distribute the gifts and sweets.
Marwari New Year: Marwari people celebrate their new year on the day of Diwali Festival, which is a very famous festival of Hindus. Hindus celebrate Diwali as they believed that on this day after fourteen-year banishment Lord Ram returns to their home Ayodhya. On this day devotees offered prayers to Maa Laxmi and Lord Ganesha. On their special day, Marwari people prepare their food, Pucca Khanna.
Punjabi New Year: It is said that Punjabi people are full of fun and frolic. Punjabi people celebrate their new year at the beginning of the harvesting season. They called their new name as “Baisakhi” which marks the beginning of the celebration. Punjabi people also celebrate this day as that establishment of Khalsa path by Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.
“May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!”
Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change, an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different, and the stubborn wisdom to use the past to make the future what the past was not.
Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.