Pohela Boishakh | 14 April Sunday 2024 is a festiva celebration day in Bangladesh

Pohela Boishakh | 14 April Sunday 2024 is a festiva celebration day in Bangladesh

Pohela Boishakh (পয়লা বৈশাখ) is the first day of Bengali month. Month name is Boishakh Mash. It is a festival day of Bengali life in India and Bangladesh. This year 2024, the day will celebrate on 14 April, Sunday.

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The day will be celebrated on Friday. Bengali people wear the new dress this day. Basically, men wear Panjabi and women wear Shari.

Bangladesh is a land of a variety of cultural festivals. People of Bangladesh follow several days as their happiest occasion. Pohela Boishakh, a traditional day to celebrate among the Bengali. 14 or 15 April in the Gregorian calendar, they celebrate alongside the Bengali of India.

History of Pohela Boishakh

Pohela Boishakh is the first day of Baishakh month every new year in the Bengali calendar (Panjika). This day is a public holiday in Bangladesh to remember the Bengali history across the country. People of West Bengal and Bangladesh celebrate this day by arranging different auctions. The first day of the Hindu Vedic Solar calendar also known as Bongabdo is traditionally known as Pohela Boishakh. In the early years, this day was celebrated only as an annual day. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan commenced this day as a day to collect tax from the civilians. 10th or 11th of March of 1584, people started to count Bengali years. The Fasli year was its ancient name. This name was changed to Pohela Boishakh later.

Ramna Batamul and Nabobarsha

On this day, the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka is seen in new colorized. The civilians of Dhaka arrange cultural events and different activities. These activities started at the dawn of the day with the song Esho he Boishakh by Rabindranath Tagore. The local organization Chhayanaut organized the event under a big old banyan tree at Ramna Batamul. Mongol Shobha Yatra or Provat Ferry, the traditional colorful procession starts in the early morning. On this day people wear different colorful mainly white and yellow colored dresses. Some of the cultural events are music and drawing competitions, acting, drama, boat racing, cockfighting, wrestling, bull racing, etc.

Ways to celebrate Poila Boishak

Villagers in the villages of Bangladesh also take part in this awesome day of celebration. The shopkeepers arrange Halkhata to increase the density of relations with their customers. The customers pay their dues on this Halkhata to the traders and open new account books. The shopkeepers invite their clients to have a meal or fatty dishes together. They exchange greetings with one another.

Local fairs known as Mela, It celebrated across the country. Nagor Dola, Palkis, etc. are part of Mela. In this Mela, people buy and sell their homemade products, and foods such as wood, steel, and other groceries.

Panta Vat

Panta Vat is the favorite food of the Bengalis. Pantha Vat with fried Hilsa fish is a traditional food that has exceptional taste. Everybody with their relatives and friends eats this food at their homes or in the Mela. The householders serve Cakes, sweets, sours, etc. foods to the guest. Children enjoy this day much more than the elderly. They wear new dresses, draw tattoos on their faces, and visit the fair with their parents.

Pohela Boishakh is a ritual fact for the Bengalis. This day lets them remember the history of Bangladesh. Day by day, Pohela Boishakh is becoming an attractive festive around the world. Different cultured people are attracted to this day of celebration. This day holds up the familiarity of Bengalis to all nations.

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