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Juir Sheetal in Mithila Region of Bihar in India and Nepal – Maithili New Year

Juir Sheetal in Mithila is also known as Maithili New Year and is observed in Bihar (the Mithila region of India) and Nepal. It is annually observed on April 14 – in some instances of April 15. Vikram Samvant the official traditional calendar of the Mithila region begins on the day.

April 14/15 marks the first day of the Vikram Samvant in these regions.

Baishakh is the first month of the year.

Officially, the Government of Bihar calls the Maithili New year day as Mithila Diwas.

Maithili New Year is also known as Nirayana Mesh Sankranti, Nepal Nava Barsha or Tirhuta New Year in some regions of Mithila in India and Nepal.