How do people celebrate Poila Baisakh-Bengali New Year?

The bengali populations in West Bengal, Assam, and bangladesh commemorate Poila Baisakh by shopping for new garments and presents for their loved ones on this day. Additionally, they cook special Poila Baisakh meals at home and gather with loved ones to share the food. In order to start the new year off right, some people also go to the temple and do puja to ask the gods and goddesses for their blessings. On this day, people say "Shubho Nobo Borsho," which translates to "Happy New Year," to one another.

On the auspicious day of Pohela Baisakh, people pray to god in hopes of receiving a bountiful harvest. Additionally, traders celebrate the start of the new accounting year by opening the new accounts book, known as the Haal Khaata, making it a momentous day for trading. During Pohela Boishakh, people clean their homes, go to fairs, spend time with their loved ones, and buy new outfits. In addition, they prepare a variety of foods to celebrate the New Year, such as chanar dal, rice, sweets, dhokar dalna, and ilish maach. Traditional decorations known as alpona are also used to decorate dwellings.

Spending the day with loved ones, friends, and family is the norm. Poila Baisakh also offers hope for prosperity, happiness, health, and money as well as the promise of a better future.

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