Puthandu is the Tamil New Year's Day.  Some examples include: However, this is not the universal new year for all Hindus. Have fun with family and enjoy. The game of 'por-thenkai' or coconut wars between youth is played in villages through the Tamil north and east of the island while cart races are also held. Have a happy and blessed Tamil New year! As an arrangement of prayer offerings, a tray, comprising three fruits â mango, jackfruit and banana â money in the form of coins, gold or silver jewellery, a mirror, flowers, betel leaves and arecanut, is prepared. Latest Tamil New Year News in Tamil: Read all the breaking news headlines, top stories, videos and photos about Tamil New Year at Oneindia Tamil. The Tamil Nadu New Year (Declaration Bill 2008) was enacted as the state law by the DMK assembly members and its Tamil Nadu Government on 29 January 2008. , The previous state government in Tamil Nadu in an effort to placate popular sentiment announced that the same day will be celebrated as a new festival renamed as "Chithirai Tirunal" (the festival of Chithirai). Now Available at Emmee Outlet! Puthandu or Tamil New Year’s Day is celebrated on the first day of the Tamil month of Chitterai. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines. 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The day is celebrated on 14 th April every year. Special religious events are held in Hindu temples, in Tamil community centers and Gurdwaras. 2019 Puthandu | Tamil New Year. According to the Tamil tradition, this festive tray is auspicious as the first sight upon waking on the new year day.  On the day of the Tamil New Year, a big Car Festival is held at Tiruvidaimarudur near Kumbakonam.  The then opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) in Tamil Nadu subsequently condemned the decision of the DMK Government in that state and urged their supporters to continue celebrating the traditional date in mid-April.  In some parts of Southern Tamil Nadu, the festival is called Chittirai Vishu. Welcoming positive vibes and blessings into the house, floor designs called âkolamsâ are made using coloured rice flour at the entrance. The Tamil year starts on April 14th in the Gregorian calendar. 2019: Sun: Apr 14: Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Day: Public Holiday: 2020: Mon: Apr 13: Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Day: Public Holiday: 2021: Wed: Apr 14: Sinhala and Tamil New Year's Day: Public Holiday: We diligently research and continuously update our holiday dates and information. Copyright © 2021 The Indian Express [P] Ltd. 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Scientifically it is earth New Year. This is a month wise list of most Tamil festivals in the year 2019.  Home entrances are decorated elaborately with colored rice powder.  It is made from sweet jaggery, astringent mustard, sour raw mango, bitter neem, and red chilies. It is a day celebrated with friends and families and centers around huge vegetarian feasts and colorful rituals.  The law was met with resistance by Tamils in the state and elsewhere. The MDMK leader Vaiko, followed suit. For all the latest Lifestyle News, download Indian Express App. Other Names and Languages . Most viewed holidays today: Tamil New Year 2021, 2022 and 2023 Tamil New Year, also called “Puthandu“, is celebrated by Tamil-speaking people Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Tamil Nadu farmers greatly refer to this. A huge exhibition is held, called Chitterai Porutkaatchi. List of all Tamil new year names.1987 ஆண்டு முதல் 2047 ஆண்டு வரை உள்ள தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு பெயர்கள். , In the temple city of Madurai, the Chitterai Thiruvizha is celebrated in the Meenakshi Temple.  The new year festival is called regionally by different names: à®ªà¯à®¤à¯à®¤à®¾à®£à¯à®à¯ à®µà®¾à®´à¯à®¤à¯à®¤à¯à®à¯à®à®³à¯, à®à®©à®¿à®¯ à®ªà¯à®¤à¯à®¤à®¾à®£à¯à®à¯ à®¨à®²à¯à®µà®¾à®´à¯à®¤à¯à®¤à¯à®à¯à®à®³à¯, JV Chelliah: Pattupattu: Ten Tamil Idylls. Tamil New Year is also known as Varusha pirappu and is observed on first day of Tamil month Chithirai. The New Year’s celebration is all the more festive because it is observed by both Sinhala Buddhists and Tamil Hindus. The leader of the AIADMK, Jayalalitha refused to recognize the repackaged festival, and felicitated the Tamil people for the traditional Tamil New Year.  The festival is celebrated in the Massif in some ways unlike Puthandu. For example, it is called Vaisakhi by Hindus and Sikhs in north and central India, which too marks the solar new year. Das Bild Tamil New Year 2019 von Marco Verch kann unter Creative Commons Lizenz genutzt werden.