Pahela Baishakh/ Celebration of Bangla New year
Pahela Baishakh is the first day of Bangla New Year. It is an important day in our country. The people of Banladesh observe this day with great festivities. Baishakhi Mela is the main attraction of the day. People from all walks of life join the festival. Many stalls are set up in the Mela. Music, dance and many other open air performances attract the people of the fair. Some students disguise themselves as king, queen, freedom fighters and others. Businessmen open their fresh account book called Halkhata. They distribute sweets among their customers. Men and women wear traditional dress on this day. People exchange their greetings saying, “Suvo Nababarsha”. Many people send SMS to friends and others on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh. In many places people eat Panta with Hilsa fish. Pahela Baishakh gives us new inspiration and hope. I feel very happy on this day.