Pohela Boishakh is the first day of Bengali New Year. In Bangladesh ‘Pohela’ means first and ‘Boishakh’ means first month of Bengali Calendar. Pohela Boishakh specially celebrated in Bangladesh, West Bengal of India and some minor Bengali Communities. In India Pohela Baishakh is called ‘Pahela Baishakh’. Bengali people express their greetings with a traditional saying that is ‘Shuvo Noboborso’ means ‘Happy New Year’.
When is the Pohela Boishakh 2014?
Pohela Boishakh 2014 will be observed on Monday, 14th April 2014.
Pohela Boishakh is always celebrated in 14th day of April.
Why Pohela Boishakh is Important in Bangladesh?
Pohela boishakh holds great importance in Bangladesh because this day connects all Bengali in one rope irrespective of religious or region. This day is considered as the day of new start, new hope and happiness. Pohela Boishakh is the day on which Bengali New Year is welcomed. This is another reason for bearing importance of Pohela Boishakh in Bangladesh.
Bengali nation is the nation of culture and festive. They love to celebrate any occasion joyfully. Like other Bengali nations Bangladeshi nation also wait restlessly to celebrate the day. As Pohela Boishakh is Bengali culture so it is very important in Bangladesh.
How Pohela Boishakh is observed in Bangladesh?
Pohela Boishakh is celebrated with a fresh and festive mood in Bangladesh. This day is a public holiday in whole Bangladesh as it is a public festival of Bengali nations. Pohela Boishakh started with the Robindro song ‘Aso he Boisakh’. This song is considered as the welcoming song of new Bengali year. Biggest programs of Pohela Boishakh held on ‘Ramna Batmul’ Dhaka. Students of Fine Arts Faculty of Dhaka University arrange a rally program called ‘Mongol Sovajatra’.
People wear traditional cloths on this day. Men wears ‘Payjama-Panjabi’ and women wears ‘Sharee’ especially red color with traditional makeover. On this day people love start their breakfast with traditional food ‘Panta Vat (Rice soaked in water)’, ‘Kaca Moric (Green Chilli)’, ‘Piaj (Onion)’ and very special ‘Elish Vaja (Fried Hilsa Fish)’.
Different cities of Bangladesh arrarnges fair on thid day called ‘Boishakhi Mela’. Traditional items are sold in fair specially handicrafts and traditional foods. The fairs also arrange song and dance programs by singers and dancers. They play traditional plays like jatra, jarigan, sarigan etc. There also make arrangement of puppet shows called ‘Putul Nach’ for children.
Apart from this different organization arranges different programs. Print media, television and radio publish and broadcast special programs.
Pohela Boishakh is the first day of Bengali calendar. This day holds great significance and importance in the life of Bengali nation. This day is a universal festival and the festival is considered as the festival of unity. In Bangladesh Pohela boishakh observed in traditional way