In the USA Akshaya Thritiya ಅಕ್ಷಯ ತೃತಿಯಾ is celebrated on May 1st 2014 and on May 2nd 2014 in India. Please check with your local calendar to find out about the same.
Akshaya Tritiya ಅಕ್ಷಯ ತೃತಿಯಾ is the most important day in the hindu calendar. Akshaya means growth and tritiya is the third day of the month in Vaishaka Masa. They say that in order to perform any major function like marriage, gruhapravesha you don’t even have to check your horoscope for finding a good Muhurtham. Any ritual or religious function performed on this day leads to growth.
The Uttaradi matta panchanga also mentions it is very important to apply gandha ಗಂಧ to the Lord. So, if you have access to the same, please do that as well.
On this day, many ladies give thambula including blouse piece, and other items. Any thing you give or donate they say becomes akshaya. Meaning infinite or one that never diminishes.
So, if you have decided to do anything new this year, this is the right day to get started.