Poila Boishakh, also known as Bangla Noboborsho. The Bengali calendar begins from this day. People of Bengali community celebrate this day as New Year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished the Bengali community spread across the country and the world for the Bengali New Year ‘Poila Boishakh’ and wished him well on this occasion. He tweeted, “The love and enthusiasm of the people of Bengal touches the mind.” Congratulations to all the people of Bengali community spread across India and around the world on Poila Boishakh! May the new year bring happiness, prosperity and good health to all of you.
The first day of Baishakh month holds a special place for the Bengali community. Bengali communities celebrate this day as ‘Poila Boisakh’ i.e. New Year. Poila Boishakh, also known as Bangla Noboborsho. This is the first day of the Bengali calendar.
How is the festival celebrated?
Usually this day is celebrated on 14 April or 15 April every year. This year, this festival is being celebrated by the Bengali community in West Bengal, Tripura and Assam on 15 April.
On this day, people of Bengali community wear new clothes and offer prayers. From this day onwards, Bengali traders start recording their business. On this day, many types of dishes are made in the homes of the people of Bengali community.