Ugadi is the New Year’s Day for the Hindus of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana states in India. It is festively observed in these regions on the first day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Chaitra. Ugadi marks a day of joy and happiness, aspirations and hope, the belief are that this day and its joys would foreshadow the course of events for the upcoming year.Ugadi marks the first day of the new year. Chaitra is the first month in Panchanga which is the Indian calendar.In 2018, it is a public holiday in the following regions: Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana.
Sunday, 2018-03-18 March 18, Ugadi, Telugu and Kannada New Year. Sunday, 2018-03-25 March 25, Ram Navami, 9th day of the 1st month in the Hindu calendar.