Pohela Boishakh, also known as Bangla New Year, is the main celebration of Bengali New Year in West Bengal, Bangladesh, and other eastern Indian states. Pohela Boishakh is observed on the first day of the Bengali calendar month of Boishakh. It is celebrated on the 14th day of the first month of the Bengali Calendar and the first month of the spring season.
On this day, people celebrate the New Year by exchanging gifts, sweets, flowers and candles. It is one of the most important festivals of the Bengali people; and it is primarily observed in West Bengal, Bangladesh, and eastern Indian states such as Assam, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, and eastern parts of as well as the northeastern states of India.
The name of this day is derived from the Bengali term “pohela” which means new and “boishakh” which means first month of the spring season. The celebrations begin with planting of seeds and bulbs and then germination takes place over the course of the next few days to produce a plant.
The remaining months of the year are known as the “winter season”, and the first month of the spring is called “pohela boishakh”. In this month, the New Year is celebrated and family members visit their friends and relatives to exchange gifts and sweets. In this article, we’ll be discussing everything about Bengali New Year and when is Pohel