Happy Solar New Year

Bijoy Misra bmisra at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Wed Apr 15 23:18:09 UTC 1998

They observe New Year on April 14 in Orissa too.
It might have started there with the temple
dedicated to Sun etc.(Konarka, 13th century AD)..

Bijoy Misra

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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