Tamil New year or Puthandu or Puthuvarusham are being celebrated this year on 14th April. This auspicious day marks the beginning of the New Year and Tamil calendar and is widely celebrated. Families get together to pray, wear new clothes and greet each other with messages and break bread together.
This festival is celebrated by Hindus all over the date is set in synchronisation with the Hindu calendar. On this day many parts of the country celebrate New Year. This day is also celebrated as Vishu in Kerela, Vaisakhi in Punjab, Tuluva in Karnataka, Pana Sakranti in Odisha, Biju in Tripura, Bihu in Assam etc.
This day brings about greetings from all over the country and is considered to be prosperous. Some of the noted tweets are as follows:
Happy Vishu! May the new year bring with it new hopes, more prosperity and good health.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 14, 2018
Greetings to fellow citizens on Vaisakhi, Vishu, Rongali Bihu, Naba Barsha, Vaisakhadi, Puthandu Pirappu. These festivals reflect our country’s shared heritage amid diversity and plural traditions. May the occasion bring prosperity to all #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 14, 2018
T 2773 – Happy Baisakhi to all .. and Happy Tamil New Year .. prosperity love peace and togetherness .. !! pic.twitter.com/FfilBj1SbF
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 14, 2018
Greetings to all on the occasion of Baisakhi, Bohagi Bihu, Poila Boishakh, Vishu, Maha Vishuba Sankranti & Puthandu .May you harvest all the fruits of your hardwork from the previous year.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 14, 2018
Wishing a very happy Baisakhi, Bihu, Vishu, Poila Boishakh, Puthandu to all my friends! May you all harvest the fruit of your hard work.
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) April 14, 2018
— Hansika (@ihansika) April 14, 2018
Wish you a very Happy New Year! May this year bring with it peace, happiness, good health, prosperity and most importantly, the much needed water. Iniya Puthaandu Nalvazhthukkal. 🙏🏻
— arvind swami (@thearvindswami) April 14, 2018
Wishing all a HAPPY Tamil New year. pic.twitter.com/kh3CUbWN73
— pcsreeram (@pcsreeram) April 14, 2018
Here are some messages that can be shared while celebrating Tamil New year 2018:
Tamil New year is also celebrated in Sri Lanka. This festival brings with it certain norms, people visit temples and come together as families to celebrate with closed ones.