Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla calendar, celebrated across the country on Sunday amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm despite various restrictions.
The Pahela Baishakh’s merriments started at sunrise today with the artistes from Chhayanaut respecting the day with Tagore’s popular tune ‘Esho hello Baishakh, esho, esho at the Ramna Batamul in Dhaka.
People from all walks of life thronged different peoples and historic spots in the capital and elsewhere across the country to welcome the Bangla New Year 1426 with new hopes and aspirations for a better, peaceful year.
The celebrations of Pahela Baishakh have become an integral part of Bangalees since the Bangla calendar was introduced by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1556 of the Gregorian calendar.
Pahela Baishakh returns every year, also the country’s biggest cultural festival, people of all walks of life, especially the youths, come out on the roads at daybreak wearing traditional dresses — men wearing White color Panjabi-pajama, women attired in sarees with red borders, and children in colorful dresses — to celebrate the day.
Understudies of the Institute of Fine “Arts of Dhaka University” drew out the ‘Mangal Shobhajatra’ from before the establishment around 9:00 am today as a component of the celebration and strutted through the college grounds.
Pahela Baishakh’s trends and retailers the nation over opened ‘Halkhata’ (new book of records) and engage clients and guests with desserts on the principal day of the New Year as a feature of the convention and culture.