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Tamil New Year (Chithirai) declared as "Silambam Day" by INOC

International Non-Olympic Committee - INOC
declared as Tamil New Year (Chithirai) as

"International Silambam Day" 

Tamil Puthandu (or) Tamil New Year also known as International Silambam Day, is the first day of the year on the Tamil calendar. The festival date is set with the solar cycle of the Hindu calendar, as the first day of the Tamil month of Chithirai. It therefore falls on or about 14 April every year on the Gregorian calendar. The same day is observed by Hindus elsewhere as the traditional new year, but is known by other names such as Vishu in Kerala, and Vaisakhi or Baisakhi in central and northern India. 

In this special day, International Non-Olympic Committee (INOC) announced "International Silambam Day" also celebrated during Tamil New Year since "Silambam" is a traditional martial arts sports of India more specifically from Tamilnadu, where it originated around 1000 BCE. 


International Non-Olympic Committee - INOC has issued Permanent Affiliation as ISC - SILAMBAM is owned Sport of INOC 


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