Ideally, New Year celebrates on the occasion of the post time of the current year and welcomes the next Year. Bikram Sambat or Bikram Era is used by the Nepalese Government as the official calendar. Bikram Sambat was established by the legendary emperor Vikramaditya and is 57 years (56 years 7 months) ahead of the BCE (Before Christ Era/Before Common Era) solar Gregorian calendar. New Year is called “Nava Barsa or Naya Barsa” in the Nepali language, during this day the Government of Nepal gives a public holiday to celebrate New Year. All the government offices will remain closed on Nepali New Year's Day. It falls on the second week of April when nature is getting to start greenery for new life sessions (spring season).
People celebrate Nepali New Year in various ways; they get together with friends, family, and relatives to participate’s some event, game, or picnic for the fun and commitment to do good things acknowledged from last year's experience to lead the whole year in the right way. By which a person, family, society, and whole nation will follow the right path. Meanwhile, they exchange New Year greetings and wish (NAYA BARSAKO SUBHAKAMANA) with each other through Nepali New Year Greeting Cards, Gift, or oral. The clubs and organizations are organizing tournaments (football, Volleyball, cricket, etc...) or events (singing, and dancing competitions to conserve traditional culture and rituals) with a huge amount of prizes to make the special events all over the country. Even hotels, restaurants,s and clubs are organized New Year's Eve events and parties with a special offer for party lovers.
The New Generation is celebrating Nepali New Year in different ways, they love to do some adventure activities like Bungee Jump, Mountain flights, Hot Air Blooming, Jungle Safari tours, and White River Rafting with a bunch of friends and family. Even some people do multiday hiking to see the colorful Rhododendron forests, especially people who are living in the city are enthusiastic to see the top of the world “Mt. Everest 8,848.86m” and other mountains on the first day of New Year. So, they love to do Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang National Park Hike, and Poon Hill 2 Days Trek in Annapurna.
If you are looking for Nepal Trip then, this is the right time to hike in the Himalayas with the best offer on the occasion of the Nepali New Year.
Likewise, different rituals are conducted in specific parts of the country; especially Bisket Jatra, Sindoor Jatra, and Bode Jatra celebrate in Bhaktapur as annual carnivals. As the Nepali calendar (PATRO) is based on the Lunar (Cycle of the Moon) Calendar System, the date, month, days, and horoscope are different from the solar calendar. So the first month of the Year is called Baishakh, which falls from mid-April to May mid, and the last month of Nepali month is called Chaitra which starts in mid-March and ends mid of April. Here, we are writing down the names of the 12 months of the Nepali Year and Nepali Date according to Nepali Patro.
- Baishakh -(30/31 days) Mid-April to Mid-May
- Jestha -(31/32 Days) Mid-May to Mid-June
- Ashad -(31/32 Days) Mid-June to Mid-July
- Shravan -(31/32 Days) Mid-July to Mid-August
- Bhadra -(31/32 Days) Mid-August to Mid-September
- Ashwin -(30/31 Days) Mid-September to Mid-October
- Kartik -(29/30 Days) Mid-October to Mid-November
- Mangsir -(29/30 Days) Mid-November To Mid-December
- Pausha -(29/30 Days) Mid-December to Mid-January
- Magh -(29/30 Days)Mid-January To Mid-February
- Phalgun -(29/30 Days) Mid-February to Mid-March
- Chaitra -(30/31 Days) Mid-March to Mid-April
This is Nepali New Year 2079 which is going to begin on the 14th- of April 2023 as New Year's Day. As people of Nepali are following various cultures and traditions, we are celebrating in different ways. If you are curious about Nepali New Year, you are welcome to join us to celebrate.