Puthandu better known as Tamil New Year, is the celebration of the first day of the Tamil new year in mid-April by Tamils. On this day, Tamil people greet each other by saying "Puttāṇṭu vāḻttukkaḷ!"
14 April marks the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar. This is the first month of the Tamil solar calendar. On the eve of Puthandu, a tray arranged with three fruits (mango,banana and jack fruit), betel leaves and arecanut, gold/silver jewellery, coins/money, flowers and a mirror is placed. The tradition dictates that this is is to be viewed upon waking in the morning.