The Kerala New Year is on the day of vernal equinox, i.e., the day when the sun is considered to move from the northern to the southern hemisphere. The day falls in the first Malayalam month of Chingham ചിങ്ങം according to the Kollam Era. Till the modern Malayalam calendar Kollam Era was adopted in 825 CE 1st day of the Malayalam month of Medam മേടം was considered to be the new year. This day is celebrated in Kerala as Vishu today and it coincides with similar new year festivities in several other parts of India like Tamil New Year in Tamil Nadu.
Vishu festival coincides with other regional new year festivals like Baisakhi, Bengali New Year and Tamil New Year. People send wishes, greetings to their loved ones on the occasion to spread happiness.. DNA - Published