POHELA BOISHAKH PARAGRAPH
Pohela Boishakh is the first day of Bangla New Year. The day is a public holiday. This day has a special significance for us as it forms a part of Bangalee culture and tradition. It is our national festival. It reflects our age-old rich culture and tradition. It bears the testimony to the fact that we have a culture of our own. People from all walks of life, irrespective of their ethnic identity or religious beliefs, celebrate the day with “traditional festivities. On this day, the whole of Bangladesh is in a festive mood. Bengali People wake up early in the morning, have a bath and wear their traditional clothes. Women wear white saris with red borders and adorn themselves with colorful churis and flowers, while men dress with pajamas and Panjabis. Businessmen open new books of account on this day which is known as Halkhata. It is a day when people love eating traditional foods. People attend the cultural function at Ramna Batamul ‘organized by Chhayanaut just with the sunrise. The renowned artists of the country take part in this program. People also come to join the colorful processions which are called Mangal Shova Jatra, the biggest carnival of the country, organized by the Fine Arts students of Dhaka University. Recently it has been listed as a cultural heritage by UNESCO. On this day, newspapers bring out special supplements. There are also special programs on the radio and television channels. The celebration of Pohela Boishakh marks a day of cultural unity for the whole nation irrespective of caste and creed.
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