The first day of Baishakh is called Pohela Boishakh or also called Naboborsho. It is celebrated on 14 April is the first day of the Bengali calendar. Bengali new year or Noboborsho celebrated in Bangladesh and in the Indian state of West Bengal by the Bengali people. The traditional greeting for Bengali new year is “Shubho Noboborsho”.
All Bengali people are waiting for this special day. All the people means Men, Women, Boys, Girls, Children, Older celebrating Bengali new year. Bangladeshi people are enjoying a national holiday on this day. All over the country, people can enjoy fairs and festivals. singer perform traditional songs welcoming the new year. Vendors sell conventional foods, Artisans sell traditional handicraft, shopping mall are selling various products like Sharis, Dress, Panjabi, Kurta and many gift items and offered a special discount on their product. Some organization arranged a fashion show, a musical program on this occasion.
In Dhaka, the festivals begin with people gathering under a big tree at Ramna Botomul. Artists present songs to welcome the new year, particularly with Rabindranath Tagore’s Well-known song “Esho, hey Bishakh Esho Esho” this is the best celebrating point at Ramna Boomul Sayo Not and also Shuhrawardy Uddyan and Rabindra Sorobor are flashpoints of the celebration.
Everyone enjoys this day by wearing a new dress especially women wear traditional saris with their hair bedecked in flowers. Likewise, men prefer to wear traditional Panjabi and eating Pantha Ilish and also celebrate by singing Bangla song in Bangladesh and in the Kolkata young women clad in white saris with red borders and men clad in dhuti and kurta take part in the Provat Feri procession early in the morning to welcome the first day of the year.
Here are some pictures of Pohela Boishakh 1421 in traditional dress
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