Friday, 13 April 2012

Shubho Naboborsho . . . .

Bengali New Year (Bengali: Nôbobôrsho) or Poyela Boishakh (Pôhela Boishakh orPôela Boishakh), occuring on 14th April, is the first day of the Bengali calendar, celebrated in both Bangladesh and West Bengal, and in Bengali communities inAssam ,Tripura and Odisha and all over India as well where the Bengali community arises . It coincides with the New Year's Days of numerous Southern Asian calendars.
In Bengali , Pohela stands for ‘first’ and Baisakh is first month of Bengali calendar.
Poila Boishakh connects all ethnic Bengalis irrespective of religious and regional differences. In India , in West Bengal ,Tripura andAssam, it is a public (state) holiday and is publicly celebrated in mid-April. In Bangladesh, it is a national holiday celebrated around 14 April according to the official amended calendar designed by the Bangla Academy.
The festival is celebrated according to the Bengali calendar.