Tamil New Year around the world in 2021

Tamil New Year around the world in 2021

  Dates of Tamil New Year around the world
2022 Various Apr 13, Apr 14
IndiaThu, Apr 14Regional Holiday
MauritiusThu, Apr 14Not A Public Holiday
Sri Lanka Apr 13, Apr 14
Sri LankaThu, Apr 14National Holiday
Sri LankaWed, Apr 13National Holiday
2021 Various Apr 13, Apr 14
IndiaWed, Apr 14Regional Holiday
MauritiusWed, Apr 14Not A Public Holiday
Sri Lanka Apr 13, Apr 14
Sri LankaWed, Apr 14National Holiday
Sri LankaTue, Apr 13National Holiday
2020 Various Apr 12, Apr 13, Apr 14
India Apr 14
PuducherryTue, Apr 14Regional Holiday
Tamil NaduTue, Apr 14Regional Holiday
MauritiusTue, Apr 14Not A Public Holiday
Sri Lanka Apr 12, Apr 13
Sri LankaMon, Apr 13National Holiday
Sri LankaSun, Apr 12National Holiday
2019 Various Apr 13, Apr 14, Apr 15
IndiaSun, Apr 14Regional Holiday
MauritiusSun, Apr 14Not A Public Holiday
Sri Lanka Apr 13, Apr 14, Apr 15
Sri LankaMon, Apr 15Government Holiday (in lieu)
Sri LankaSun, Apr 14National Holiday
Sri LankaSat, Apr 13National Holiday
2018 Various Apr 13, Apr 14, Apr 20
IndiaSat, Apr 14Regional Holiday
MauritiusSat, Apr 14Not A Public Holiday
Sri Lanka Apr 13, Apr 14, Apr 20
Sri LankaFri, Apr 20Not A Public Holiday
Sri LankaSat, Apr 14National Holiday
Sri LankaFri, Apr 13National Holiday
  Summary
Puthandu also known as Tamil New Year, is the celebration of the first day of the Tamil new year
  Which countries observe Tamil New Year in 2021?
  IndiaApr 14Regional Holiday
  MauritiusApr 14Not A Public Holiday
  Sri LankaApr 13, Apr 14National Holiday

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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