Gudi Padwa is an Indian festival that marks the beginning of the New Year and the harvest season for the people of Maharashtra. All celebrants dress up in their best clothes for this occasion. In fact, new garments are purchased specially for the occasion of Gudi Padwa. While women may wear sarees or salwar kameez, the men wear kurta pajamas, preferably in the color white. Many men and women also tie a turban around their heads in saffron colored cotton cloth.