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Hindu New Year 2017 - The New Year Dates of Different Hindu Communities in 2017

Different communities in Hindu religion have different dates for New Year in a calendar year. Below are the Hindu New Year dates in 2017. The numerous communities that are part of Hinduism follow independent calendars and the New Year Day of a particular Hindu community in these calendars are based on seasons and the agrarian economy of the region. Here is a list of the New Year dates in Hindu religion.

New Year – January 1, 2017 - Majority of Hindus welcome the New Year with prayers to Ganesha for peace and prosperity.

Pongal – January 14, 2017 – The Government of Tamil Nadu had made Pongal as the Tamil New Year. (This decision was revoked by the present government.)

Nyepi – March 28, 2017 – Bali Hindu New Year (Indonesia)

Ugadi – March 29, 2017 – New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Saka  Year 1939 begins (in some calendars it is on March 28).

Gudi Padva –  March 28, 2017   – New Year in Maharashtra. Saka  Year 1939 begins

Nav Varsh Samvat or Hindi New Year –  March 29, 2017  – This New Year is observed in major states in North India and it is also known as Chaitra Shukladi. Vikram Samvat 2074 begins.

Cheti Chand –  March 29, 2017  – The New Year day of Sindhis

Saka New Year – March 22, 2017 – This New Year is based on the calendar followed by the Government of India. The Saka Year 1939 Begins

Varsha Pirappu or Puthandu – April 14, 2017 – The Tamil New Year

Vishu – April 14, 2017  – Malayalam Zodiac New Year in Kerala

Maha Vishubha Sankranti - April 14 - Odia New Year in Odisha.

Naba Barsha or Poila Baisakh – April 15, 2017 – New Year in Bengal - Year 1423 as per traditional calendar begins

Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu – April 15, 2017 – New Year in Assam

Kutchi New Year - June 25, 2017 - New Year in Kutch Region in Gujarat

Chingam 1 – August 17, 2017 – New Year according to Malayalam Calendar. The Year 1192 begins in this calendar

Hindu Vikram New Year – October 20, 2017 – Gujarati New Year - Vikram Samvat 2074 begins.