13th Apr is First day of Lunisolar day which is celebrated by numerous communities around the world. These include Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhists, Hebrew, Kurdish, Traditional Asian calendars (Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Korean, Indonesian). Ancient calendars in Greece, Egypt and pre-Islamic calendars are also based on lunisolar system.

Chaitra Navratri, Baisakhi and Ram Navmi programs are organised across most of the temples and gurudwaras in New Zealand. Click here for Temples and Gurudwaras in New Zealand.

Events across New Zealand

  • Vaisakhi in the park, 17th Apr, 1pm to 6pm at Sir Barry Curtis Park, 163 Chapel Road, Flat Bush, Auckland. Family fun day, bhangra and bollywood dances, kids and ladies fun games, food stalls, Live DJ and much more. Organized by Botany Community Trust
  • Ugadi celebrations by Mana Andhra Telugu Association, 10th Apr, 5.30pm to 9pm at Dorothy Winston Center, Auckland CBD and 16th Apr, 6.30 – 9.30pm at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 489 Dominion Road, Mt Eden.
  • Ugadi, Snapanostav, 13th Apr, 6.30pm to 8pmn at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, 12 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1062
  • Navreh Celebrations, online event 13th Apr, 8.30pm New Zealand time. Check poster for details.
  • Gudi Padwa, Pooja 13th Apr, 10am to 11am at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, 12 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1062
  • Shri Rama Navami, 21st Apr morning 10am to 12 noon and evening 5.30pm to 8pm at Shirdi Sai Baba temple, 12 Princes Street, Onehungs, Auckland 1062
  • Tamil Varusha Pirappu, Vishu Kani, 14th Apr morning 9am to 11.30am and evening 6pm onwards at Thiru Subramaniyar Aalayam, 69 Tidal Road, Mangere, Auckland
  • Chaitra Navratri programs and Ram Katha from 13th Apr to 20th Apr 6pm onwards followed by maha prasad. Ram Navmi program on 21st April 9am onwards at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick St, Henderson, Auckland 0610
  • Chaitra Navratri kirtan, aarti, and prayers from 13th Apr to 20th Apr 5.30pm onwards. Jagran on 23rd April at Sanatan Dharam Mandir, Tauranga
  • Chaitra Navratri Ram Katha and prayers from 13th Apr to 20th Apr, 7.45pm onwards. Ram Navmi katha and prayers on 21st Apr 9am onwards at Bhartiya Mandir, 252-254 Balmoral Road Mt Albert Sandringham Auckland 1025
  • Programs at Kurinchi Kumaran Temple, 3 Batchelor Street, Newlands, Wellington 6037: 13th Apr Ugadi 6.30 pm onwards, 14th Apr Pilava 8.30pm onwards, 21st Apr Rama Navami 5.30pm onwards.
  • Vishu, organised by Auckland Malayali Hindu Samajam
  • CFCESSA Ram Naumi Celebrations, 18th Apr to 21st Apr Christchurch. Check poster for details.

Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Baishakhi, Chaitra Navratri, Ram Navmi

Tithi / Lunar day (As per Auckland New Zealand time and coordinates)

  • Mon 12th Apr: Amavasya (No moon day) 11th Apr 12.33pm to 12th Apr 2.30pm
  • Tue 13th Apr: Shukla paksh starts, Pratipada (Ekam / 1st Lunar day) 12th Apr 2.30pm to 13th Apr 4.46pm
  • Wed 14th Apr: Dwitiya (Dooj / 2nd Lunar day) 13th Apr 4.46pm to 14th Apr 7.17pm
  • Thu 15th Apr: Tritiya (Teej / 3rd Lunar day) 14th Apr 7.17pm to 15th Apr 9.57pm
  • Fri 16th Apr: Chaturthi (Chauth / Chathurthi / 4th Lunar day) 15th Apr 9.57pm to 17th Apr 12.54am (mid night of 16th Apr)
  • Sat 17th Apr: Panchami (Paancham / 5th Lunar day) 17th Apr 12.54am to 18th Apr 03.02am
  • Sun 18th Apr: Shashthi (Chhath / 6th Lunar day) 18th Apr 03.02am to 19th Apr 05.04am
  • Mon 19th Apr: Saptami (Saatam / 7th Lunar day) 19th Apr 05.04am to 20th Apr 6.31am
  • Tue & Wed 20th & 21st Apr: Ashtami (Aatham / 8th Lunar day) 20th Apr 6.31am to 21st Apr 7.13am (Since tithi is starting after sunrise on 21st Apr, Ashtami can be considered on both 20th and 21st. Navmi tithi is starting on 21st Apr morning 7.13am, and this full day is Navmi, Ram Navmi is more appropriate to be considered on 21st Apr)
  • Wed 2st Apr, Shree Ram Navmi celebrations at Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple Auckland ISSO, 10-12 Wentwoth Ave, Papatoetoe, Manukau, Auckland 2025
  • Thu 22nd Apr: Navami (Navmi / Nom / 9th Lunar day) 21st Apr 7.13am to 22nd Apr 7.05am
  • Dashami (Dasam / 10th Lunar day) 22nd Apr 7.05am to 23rd Apr 6.05am
  • Fri 23rd Apr: Ekadashi (Agyaras / 11th Lunar day) 23rd Apr 6.05am to 24th Apr 4.17am

Name of Festivals across Indian states, Far East and Indian subcontinent:

  • Gudi Padwa: Maharashtra, Goa
  • Ugadi: Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
  • Vaisakhi / Baisakhi, Punjabi New Year: Northern Indian states Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Laddakh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Pakistan
  • Pohela / Pahela Baisakh: Eastern states of India, Bengal, Bangla Desh, Orissa, Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Bohag Bihu: Assam
  • Navreh: Kashmir
  • Buisu: Tripura
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba: Manipur
  • Cheti Chand: Sindhi communities, popular in India, Pakistan, Nepal
  • Pana Sankranti: Odisha
  • Sangken / Songkran: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Thailand
  • Jur Sital: Bihar, Jharkhand, Nepal
  • Pilava / Puthandu: Tamil New Year, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Sri Lanka
  • Nyepi: Indonesia/Bali
  • Vishu / Bisu: Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka
  • Thingyan: Myanmar
  • Choul Chnam Thmey: Cambodia
  • Pi Mai: Laos
  • Water sprinkling festival: Yunnan


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