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Gudi Padwa

Why is it in the news?

  • The President conveyed her greetings on the occasion of Gudi Padwa and other festivals welcoming the spring season and the Indian New Year.

More about the news

  • Gudi Padwa marks the first day of the Chaitra month in the Hindu calendar.
  • It symbolizes the arrival of spring and marks the beginning of the new year in the state of Maharashtra.

Other Spring Festivals Across India

  • Ugadi: Celebrated in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana, marking the beginning of the new year.
  • Cheti Chand: Observed by Sindhis, commemorating the birth anniversary of their deity, Jhulelal.
  • Navreh: Celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir, marking the new year according to the Kashmiri Hindu calendar.
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba: Celebrated in Manipur, signifying the Manipuri new year and the onset of spring.

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