When is Gudi Padwa in 2020?
The auspicious festival of Gudi Padwa is also known as Sanvsar Padvo in Konkani. This festival is celebrated in the spring to welcome the Marathi-Konkani Hindu new year. On this day people erect flags on tall bamboos which are decorated with red flowers and mango leaves. An inverted pot made of silver or copper is placed on top of the bamboo. This flag is considered to be a symbolic representation of Lord Brahma’s Flag that he had hoisted to announce Lord Ram’s victory over the Asura King Ravana.
Gudi Padwa is a day that is believed to celebrate the loving relationship shared by a husband and wife. Hence, newlyweds are invited for a special meal on this day. In 2020, the unique festival of Gudi Padwa will be celebrated on the 25th of March.