Malayalam New Year, Vishu, Vishu Date, Vishu 2014, When is Vishu in 2014?, Vishu Hindu Festival, 15th April 2014
Vishu is the New Year’s Day for the people of the south western region of India. “Vishu” in Sanskrit means “equal”. It falls almost on a same day every year because the malayalam calendar is a solar calendar. The malayalam calendar begins with the month of Chingam and Vishu marks the first day of the new year. Chingam is the first month in Kollavrasham which is the malayalam calendar.
Vishu coincides with the Mesha (Meda) sankranti and Tamil new year Varusha pirappu or Puthandu. Vishu is celebrated with much fanfare and vigour in all parts of Kerala and Tulunadu. Vishukkani and fairs are main attractions of this festival. This year Vishu is on Tuesday, 15th April 2014.