To the readers
Happy Bengali New Year 1421
Today is first day (Poila Boishakh, poila means one and Boishakh is the first month of Bengali Calendar, the year is called Bangabdo.) of Bengali New Year 1421. On behalf of my blog I greet every Bengali knowing people for the New Year who are residing in different countries of the globe, wishing happiness with good health, beautiful and successful upcoming days. In the dawn of New Year’s Day we should take an oath to get a full involvement for the development of Bengali language and culture. Also we show our Bengali New Year’s Greetings to many other peoples on earth on behalf of Bengali culture and language so as to respect their culture and mother tongue.
During the day the New Year’s programs are conducted by so many organizations, colorful TV programs by media houses, web houses launch special pages on this issue etc., and news paper houses published so many complimentary issues on this topic to encourage readers to enjoy the New Year’s Day. Businessmen especially shop owners will worship God to open their new accounts book which is called Halkhata according to Bengali New Year’s program. They decorate their shop with a series of chained mango leaves, flowers and colorful thin papers and customers are welcome to their shops to enjoy Halkhata; they are offered sweets or anything with cold or hard drinks. Friends and relatives are welcome to many household programs, they are invited to special lunch or dinner, today hotels and restaurants arrange special dishes on Bengali cuisine as well as the peoples’ gathering is seen as usual, if customer has no previous call booking he has to face huge rush to follow a long queue. At the same time the market place, shopping mall, and cinema house or theater hall, street junctions or any other cultural complex have a full gathering for their enjoyment and rejoice!
Well, it’s a good day! Wishing you a happy and prosperous life!
Happy Bengali New Year 1421!
* Those who are interested to know about Bengali calendar please visit http://www.viswayan.com/panjika/panjika.htm. Here a combination of Bengali and English calendar page is available. You can know the names of the months, duration etc. from here. Thank you.
–Reported by Bengal Blogaru
1 Boishakh, 1421 (15 April, 2014)