13 Apr Naya Barsha HAPPY NEPALI NEW YEAR 2073
The Nepali New Year, (known as Naya Barsha or Nawa Barsha in Nepal) is the first day of the Bikram Sambat Nepali Calendar year. This is the day of 1st Baisakh, which lies in mid-April (usually this day coincides with the 13th of April) according to the International Calendar, and is the very beginning of the year.
Though this is the New Year of the Bikram Sambat Calendar which is followed by Hindus, since this is recognized as the official Nepali Calendar by the Government of Nepal, the 1st Baisakh is given a public holiday. This day is a religious day for most of the Hindu people, as this is the start of their religious calendar year. According to their rituals, the locals spend their time early in the morning with prayers and worships inside their temples and offer Puja which is a ritual devoted for their gods. However, denoted by the religious tolerance, peace & harmony in the country all the religious minorities & ethnic groups celebrate the Nepali New Year to some extent.
Similar to the International New Year, the people here also make new resolutions in the New Year. Along with this, just like many other countries, they commemorate the event with the hopes of having a lot of blessings and prosperity as they face the New Year.
This day marks the startup of various programs to be conducted all over the year, especially the academic and official ones. New Year is a fun day celebration where friends and families gather together and plan & organizes picnic or day out, not only that some of them plan for the vacation & tour & travel. The celebration of this day comes with the joyful activities that include concerts by different artists, street festivals, street dances, parades and reunions all over the country. Streets, parks & restaurants across the country are full of people with celebration. The Nepali people living abroad also celebrate the New Year by organizing various events, especially the concerts by the artists of their own nationality and picnics and gatherings.