Celebrated in different parts of the country on 13th and 14th April, 2023.

Celebrate spring with Baisakhi and harvest festivals in India

Fanfare in Punjab,

Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi, is celebrated with much fanfare in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.

Assam celebrates Bihu thrice in a year but Rongali Bihu is the biggest and most popular. Rongali or the Bohag (spring) Bihu starts on the last day of the Assamese calendar month of Chot, which normally falls on April 13 or 14 annually.

Rongali Bihu:

Poila Boishakh also known as Pahela Baishakh or Bangla Nababarsha is the first day of Bengali Calendar.

Poila Boishakh:

Mahabishuva Sankranti:

On the same day, Odisha celebrates Mahabisuha Sankranti, better known as Pana Sankranti.

In the Mithal region of Bihar and Nepal, the new year is celebrated as Jurshital.



The Bikhoti Festival of Uttrakhand involves people taking a dip in holy rivers.

Puthandu in Tamil Nadu marks the first day of the Tamil New Year.


Vishu in Kerala marks the completion of the spring equinox. But unlike Onam, the other harvest festival, Vishu is a quieter affair, with Lord Vishnu in his Krishna avatar, the presiding deity of the festivities. Malayalis observe the ritual of ‘Vishukanni’.