New Year 2074
New Year of Nepal
The Bikram Era is Nepal 's official calendar. This solar calendar was started by King Bikramditya. The new year 2057 of the Bikram Era corresponds to 2000-2001 of the Christan Era. New Year's Day is an official holiday. Devotees visit the Pashupati temple to take a dip in the holy Bagmati river.Pilgrims also visit other religious spots and spend the day picniking. It is a day to seek blessings from family priest and one's elders as well.
It is known as â€œNavavarshaâ€ in Nepal . Nepal has its official calendar that begins from the first day of the first month Baisakh. This very first day is observed as Nepali New Year which usually falls in the second week of April. People go for picnics, have get-togethers and celebrate the day socializing in various ways as this day is also a national holiday.