Happy Solar New Year

Nikhil Rao nrao at CAIP.RUTGERS.EDU
Wed Apr 15 14:10:24 UTC 1998

People from the Dakshina Kannada region in Karnataka also follow the
solar (sauramana) calendar.

On Wed, 15 Apr 1998, N. Ganesan wrote:

> April 14, 1998
> Happy Solar New Year
> ********************
> Tamil, Malayalam, Punjab, Bengal, Sinhala, Thai, Khmer people
> celebrate New Year almost on the same date of Western calender,
> because they follow Solar calender.
> Tamil New Year occurs on 14th April mostly, once in a few years
> it happens on 13th April. This is related to Leap year of
> Gregorian calender.
> Read in a newspaper that Japan celebrates its New year on
> 14 April 1998. Does Japan follow Solar calender for
> New year computations? What other people follow Solar
> calender in India or elsewhere?
> Happy New Year,
> N. Ganesan

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