Gudi Padwa or Samvatsar Padvo is celebrated as the first day of the year by Maharashtrians and Konkanis. On this day new Samvatsara, which is a cycle of sixty years, starts. All sixty Samvatsara are identified by their unique names. This festival holds a special place for all Maharashtrians and Konkanis and is also one of the biggest celebrations in the region.
The festival of Gudi Padwa is made special with the age-old traditions which have stood the test of time. It is a time to bring people together and step into the new year. The rituals and customs usher in the positive energy and renews the hope for a successful year ahead. In 2021, Gudi Padwa will be celebrated on 13th April.