Solar New Year festivities are celebrated across India and Southeast Asia on Friday 14 April.
Solar New Year takes place during what is typically the hottest month in Southeast Asia. Mid-April also marks the end of the spring harvest and the beginning of the rainy season. So water is a natural element to feature in the various festivals.
Though traditions differ, the new year festivals are a time of feasting, rest, for families to reunite, and to wash away the bad of the old year and start the new year with a clean slate and fresh blessings.
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