New Year - Begging of a new Calendar cycle.

What is New Year?

The New Year is the time or day where the new calendar year begins and the calendar year count increases by one. But there is no fixed New Year in the world because many cultures celebrate this event in different manners. According to the Gregorian Calendar (mostly used calendar in the world), New Year occurs on January 1.

But, as mentioned previously, many more New Years exist. Here is a list of all of them:-

List of World’s All New Years

Mentioned dates are according to Gregorian calendar.

Aboriginal Murador (Observed in Western Australia)30ᵗʰ October

Sinhalese New Year (Observed in Sri Lanka)

Between 13ᵗʰ to 14ᵗʰ April

Cambodian New Year (Observed in Combodia)

Between 13ᵗʰ to 15ᵗʰ April

Chinese New Year (Observed in China)

Between 21ᵗʰ January to 20ᵗʰ February
Marwari New Year (Observed in India)Between Middle of October to Middle of November
Eastern Orthodox Church New Year (Observed in Russia, Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine)14ᵗʰ January
New Year of Ethiopia, also known as Enkutatash


11ᵗʰ September
Islamic New Year , also known as Hijri New Year or Arabic New Year (Observed by Muslim populations worldwide)Between August and September
Hindu New Year (Observed by Hindu populations worldwide)22ⁿᵈ March
Assyrian New Year (Observed in Northern Iraq, northeastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and northwestern Iran)1ˢᵗ April
Gregorian New Year1ˢᵗ January
New Year in Russia1ˢᵗ January
New Year in Iran, also known as Nowruz21ˢᵗ March
Balinese New Year, also known as Nyepi (Obsderved in Indonesia)In the month of March
Bengali New Yearalso known as Pahela Baishakh (Observed in Bangladesh and WestBengal (India) )14ᵗʰ April in Bangladesh and 15ᵗʰ April in WestBengal (India)
Tamil New Year, also known as Puthandu (Observed in Southern India and Sri Lanka)14ᵗʰ April
Jewish New Year , also known as Rosh Hashanah(Observed in Jewish populations worldwide)In the month of September
Japanese New Year (Observed in Japan)1ˢᵗ January
Korean New Year (Observed in Korea)1ˢᵗ February
New Year of Thailand, also known as SongkranBetween 13ᵗʰ to 15ᵗʰ April
New Year of Vietnam, also known as TếtBetween January to February
New Year of Myanmar, also known as ThingyanIn middle of April
New Year of Mongolia, also known as Tsagaan SarIn the month of February
Telugu and Kannada New Year, also known as Ugadi (Observed in Southern India)Between Late March to Early April
New Year of Pakistan14ᵗʰ April
Igbo New Year (Observed in Nigeria)In Third week of February

Why are there so many New Years in the world?

New Years are decided according to the calendar dates, but all calendars are not created in the same method. Calendar cycles are dependent on three processes.

  1. Lunar calendars are synchronized to the motion of the Moon (lunar phases); an example is the Islamic calendar.
  2. Lunisolar calendars are based on a combination of both solar and lunar reckonings; examples include the traditional calendar of China, the Hindu calendar in India and Nepal, and the Hebrew calendar.
  3. Solar calendars are based on perceived seasonal changes synchronized to the apparent motion of the Sun; an example is the Persian calendar.

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