The arrival of New Year is celebrated on the night of 31st December on a very large scale all over the world. These days it is a trend to have parties, fireworks, drinking, eating and enjoying on the eve of New Year. The New Year is just after the Christmas holidays and hence people combine these two celebrations. 1st January became the first day of the year as per the Roman Julian Calendar, although, these days many countries have started following the Gregorian calendar.
But actually in India, New Year is celebrated according to Hindu Calendar and varies as per regions, some celebrate it in October-November, some in March, etc. This is the right time to celebrate new year because of various changes that take place in environment and it is also concurrent with our ancient culture. In fact, there is no logical reasoning why December 31 is considered to be the last day of the year or January 1 to be the first day of New Year.
The British had ruled India in the 18th and 19th centuries, due to which many aspects of Hindu Dharma have either got distorted or have disappeared completely. In the last few decades, TV and other media have increased the Western influence on Hindus. As a result, a large number of Hindus have adopted a Western way of living, abandoning the rich Dharma heritage inherited from their ancestors. The celebration of the New Year is one such example, which indicates that the majority of Hindus could be on the verge of adopting Western values in the guise of ‘being modern’ or ‘keeping pace with the world’, thereby losing their Dharmik values.
To create awareness among such Hindus that 1st January is not our new year, alert Hindus started tweeting from morning with hashtag #MyNewYearIsHinduNewYear. As more number of people started supporting this trend, it became 2nd trend in national top trends. It was in Top 10 national trends for few hours and it created awareness among millions of Hindus through social media.
Here are some of the tweets from this trend :
But still western influence is there on our nation 😑
— Snehal Gubyad (@Gubyad_Snehal) December 30, 2019
Current way of celebrating the New Year results in alarming situations on New Year’s Eve.
√ Assaults, murder, sexual assaults and robbery
√ Over-indulgence in alcohol
√ Drunken driving accidents
— HJS Mumbai (@HJSMumbai) December 30, 2019
Currently, the influence of western cultures across the country has resulted in people indulging in bad habits especially on midnight Dec 31 under the pretext of new year’s celebration. #MyNewYearIsHinduNewYear pic.twitter.com/1aEDGxizjM
— HJS Bangalore (@HJSBangalore) December 30, 2019
In this Universe, everything is made of the subtle components, Sattva-Raja-Tama. Depending on the proportion of these subtle components, the individual and the environment get affected.Sattva component attracts positive energies and Raja tama negatives pic.twitter.com/ffVCNZEFp3
— HinduChitra (@pandharichitra) December 30, 2019
When a child is born, that day is considered to be his/her birthday & is celebrated every year. If we apply similar logic, then the Universe was not created on Jan 1; hence, New Year celebration on 31 Dec is like celebrating a birthday on any random day. #MyNewYearIsHinduNewYear
— HinduJagrutiOrg (@HinduJagrutiOrg) December 30, 2019