It is the year 2016 in the world, but in Nepal it’s the year 2072.
The 1st of Baisakh of Bikram Sambat marks the official Nepali New Year. From a Gregorian Calendar point of view, it occurs around mid-April each year. The new year is welcomed by parties, family gatherings, the exchange of good wishes, and participation in rituals to ensure good fortune in the coming year. Friends and families gather, plan and organize picnic, tour and travel to enjoy this day. New Year is a fun day celebration. Parks across the country are full of people with celebration. People exchange gifts and greeting cards. People make new resolutions on this day. Students plan their study schedule for the year.
Due to the huge variety in cultural diversity, there are 9 different new years corresponding to each cultural communities. Everyone celebrates each of them with same zeal and enthusiasm.