Tamizh Puttaandu in Mauritius in 2020

Tamizh Puttaandu in Mauritius in 2020
  How long until Tamizh Puttaandu?
This holiday next takes place in 209 days.
  Dates of Tamizh Puttaandu in Mauritius
2021 Mauritius Wed, Apr 14 Not A Public Holiday
2020 Mauritius Tue, Apr 14 Not A Public Holiday
2019 Mauritius Sun, Apr 14 Not A Public Holiday
2018 Mauritius Sat, Apr 14 Not A Public Holiday
2016 Mauritius Thu, Apr 14 Not A Public Holiday
  Summary
Puthandu also known as Tamil New Year, is the celebration of the first day of the Tamil new year
  Tamizh Puttaandu in other countries
Tamizh Puttaandu internationally

When is Tamil New Year?

Puthandu is the Tamil New Year's Day.

It is a public holiday in Sri Lanka and in India, it is a public holiday in many regions.

The Tamil year starts on April 14th in the Gregorian calendar. It is similar to the Vernal Equinox which is usually celebrated on or around March 21st. The date differs due to the position of the Tamil region in the northern hemisphere and some ancient and impressive astronomical observations involving the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn.

Though not purely a religious festival, Puthandu does hold special significance to Hindus as it is said to be the day that the Hindu god of creation, Lord Brahma, started creation.

Tamil New Year’s Day is celebrated on the first day of Chithirai - the first month in the Tamil Calendar and is also known as Varusha Pirappu.

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