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Pohela Boishakh: Bengali New Year

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Pohela Boishakh or Poila Baisakh or Naba Barsha is the Bengali New Year day that falls on the 14 or 15 of April every year. It's the Panjika publishing is a big business in Kolkata with Gupta Press, PM Bagchi. Bengal celebrate Poila Baishakh with happiness is also considered to be the most auspicious month for marriages and new business venture.

The Bengali New Year is known as PĂ´hela Boishakh and corresponds to the first day according to the Bengali Calendar that is celebrated all over Bangladesh and West Bengal, as far as the community in Assam, Tripura, Orissa and Kolkata. The start date is usually April 14, according to the official calendar of the Bangla Academy. We're talking about a tradition that refers to the Hindu solar calendar. This is about to start the year in Bengalis a very important day. And the beginning of all activities related to trade, because it is considered auspicious, and this is also true for weddings.

The New Year is closely linked with rural life in Bengal. So in the morning people get up early, clean the house and dress well. Women wear red rimmed white sari, put flowers in the hair and apply bindi between the eyes. Men wear long tunics and kurta. Tradition dictates that people wait for the dawn of the first day under a tree or on the banks of a river. They thus begin the festivities that last about a week.