Gujarati celebrates new year ‘Bestu Varsh’

  • Bestu Varas, Gujarati New Year has been celebrated a day after Diwali on the Pratipada Tithi in the month of Kartik.
  • The day is also called Varsha Pratipada or Padwa.
  • In 2022, Gujaratis were celebrated their New Year on October 25.
  • Significance: Gujarati businessmen and traders start new books of account and close the old ones.
  • These account books are called chopda or bahi-khata.
  • The Gujarati New Year coincides with Govardhan Puja.