Hindus Celebrate New Year

January 2, 1999

Source: Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times published an article on the New Year's celebration of the Hindu community in Northridge, CA. Despite the fact that Hindus follow their own lunar calendar, many Hindus worldwide have celebrated the Gregorian New Year since British colonial rule. This Hindu celebration included the passing out of pastries and a sacrificial fire to invoke Agni, the god of fire.