New Year Essay 2011 Ideas For Criminal Justice Research Papers
The day remained a public holiday in Tamil Nadu under the DMK government, but not as Tamil new year, but purportedly to commemorate Dr. R Ambedkar, who was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Indian Constitution.
All television channels in Tamil Nadu, including the pro-DMK Sun TV, continued to telecast festive "Chithirai Tirunal Special Programs" on 14 April 2010.
The then opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) in Tamil Nadu subsequently condemned the decision of the DMK Government in that state and urged their supporters to continue celebrating the traditional date in mid-April.
The previous state government in Tamil Nadu in an effort to placate popular sentiment announced that the same day will be celebrated as a new festival renamed as "Chithirai Tirunal" (the festival of Chithirai).
Adiyarkunalaar, an early medieval commentator or Urai-asiriyar mentions the twelve months of the Tamil calendar with particular reference to Chitterai i.e. There were subsequent inscriptional references in Pagan, Burma dated to the 11th century CE and in Sukhothai, Thailand dated to the 14th century CE to South Indian, often Vaishnavite, courtiers who were tasked with defining the traditional calendar that began in mid-April.
In some parts of Southern Tamil Nadu, the festival is called Chittirai Vishu.
The day celebrates the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar and is a public holiday in both Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.
This group consists of northeastern Indians, northeastern Myanmar, Tai speakers of Thailand, Laos, southern Vietnam and southern Yunnan.
For others, the new year falls on Ugadi and Gudi Padwa, which falls a few weeks before Puthandu.
According to a 1957 publication by Gunasegaram, the new year celebrated in Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Champa (Vietnam) is the Tamil New Year with roots in the practices of Mohenjo-daro (Indus Valley Civilization).
The festival is celebrated in the Massif in some ways unlike Puthandu.
It is marked by an occasion to visit family and friends, splashing others with water (like Holi), drinking alcohol, as well as later wearing jewelry, new clothes and socializing.