Regional New Years Of India
-Arya Vasanth Nair
India is a country known for its rich culture, traditions, festivals, and celebrations and hence every part of the country has a different way of celebrating the New Year. Here are the most popular Regional New Years of India.
Ugadi or Yugadi is the New Year of the people of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana state. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm with the gathering family and friends. Oil baths, temple visits, and an exemplary feast make it a very special occasion. A special dish called pachadi or Ugadi pacchadi is the most notable dish in the feast because of the characteristics of the ingredients of it. This dish has sweet, sour, tangy and bitter ingredients which signify the complex phases of life and how we all must face it.
Now if are celebrating Ugadi this year then you need to be aware of the dressing rules. Uppada, Mangalagiri, Gadwal, Pochampally and Mysore silk are the kind of Sarees you need to buy to celebrate this festival like a true native.
Tamil Nadu celebrates it’s New Year as Puthandu. Tamilians celebrate this auspicious day by going to temples and going to meet the elders of the family to get their blessings. A huge feast with a wide variety of foods enjoyed by every member of the family together makes this festival an unforgettable one.
Celebrate Puthandu with beautiful Kancheepuram Sarees in vibrant colors and intricate woven zari designs.
Celebrate Baisakhi with our brothers and sisters from Punjab and Haryana. Gathering of people so as to enjoy dancing the bhangra and gidda styles is one main highlight that gives this festival such vibrancy. Meeting for prayers, amazing feast, dancing, and merriment mark the day as the best way to start a New Year.
If you are attending this festival then be sure to adorn a Salwar Suits or a Long Choli Lehenga so that you are comfortable but at the same time stylish.
Bengal celebrates New Year in the form of Poila Baisakhi. Super clean houses, mouth-watering food, fairs, processions of children dressed up with floats, displaying their performance arts to songs of Rabindra Nath Tagore and dance troupes dancing along to their folk songs is the main highlight of this day.Attend this festival dresses to the nines with some astounding traditional sarees such as Jamdani, Tussar Silk and Bengali Handloom.