The Hindu New Year is calculated on the basis of the Hindu lunisolar
calendar and therefore its date differs significantly from that of the
Gregorian New Year, which is celebrated on the 1st day of January. At
different regions of India, New Year is celebrated at different dates but
most often it occurs at the onset of spring.
The New Year day is regarded as auspicious to start any new venture. It is
also a great moment to witness the colorful traditions and customs of the
various Hindu sects of India.