Pohela Baisakh: Discover Some Important Facts About Bengali New Year
Bengalis welcome the new year with an open heart, grandeur, fresh hopes and perspectives. Poila Baisakh receives much love with Haalkhata, Rabindra Sangeet, Dhuti Panjabi, Lucchi Maangsho, and so many other ways that it is celebrated. Meeting and greeting fellow Bengalis and everyone around is the most significant part of Poila Baisakh celebrations.
The first month of the Bengali calendar is Nobo Borsho which means New Year. This new year is also celebrated in Tripura and Bangladesh. Usually, the Bengali new year begins on the 14th or 15th of April. People meet and greet each other and indulge in delectable sweets and savouries. Bengalis indulge in eating, singing and shopping and spend a lot of time in merriment and prayers. The essence of Bengali New Year lies in the fact of building a harmonious relationship and bonding with near and dear ones. Keeping up with this spirit throughout the year is the spiritual Mantra of the beginning of the new year.