Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Fairs & Festivals


Ann Nawan Karna

In Punjab, where the Vikrami era is followed, the year begins with Chet (March-April). On the first of this month the arrival of the new year is celebrated by the performance of a ritual of taking the new corn, known as Ann Nawan Karna. Sheaf's of new Corn are roasted and then the parched grain is eaten. Everyone must have a bath on the new year day, and put on new clothes. Delicacies like kheer and halwa are prepared and eaten.