This is my Facebook posting....
Why new year in April, you ask?
Not only Tamils, but many Indians, Nepalese, Assamese and SE Asians like Burmese, Thais & Cambodians celebrate in April.
Did you know that until mid-1700s the English people celebrated April 25th as the new year? Have you wondered why the ninth month is called seven (sept), the 10th month eight (oct), the 11th month nine (nov) and the 12th month ten (dec)?
Now you know why... happy new year to you too!