The first day of the Bangla New Year is called Pahela Baishakh. It's a very popular day when people celebrate with sweets. This day marks the beginning of a new part of life and gives us a special chance for happiness and celebrations in Bangladesh. It's important for all kinds of people, no matter their differences, to celebrate together. This makes our country stronger and more united. Every year, people all over the country celebrate this day with a lot of excitement. They leave their homes and come together in one place to enjoy this special occasion. This day starts a new year in the Bangladesh calendar and inspires us to begin anew with enthusiasm and new promises.
Pahela Baishakh is celebrated in both cities and villages. In the early morning, men, women, and young boys and girls wear traditional clothes like Panjabis and sarees. They gather around a place called Ramna Botomul and start singing to welcome the new year's sun. Besides Ramna Botomul, similar events happen all across the country. There are also various cultural performances throughout the day. On this day, people eat traditional Bengali foods like panta bhat, hilsa fish, and green chilies. Different handmade crafts and pottery are displayed in Baishakhi Melas, which showcase our rich cultural heritage. The business community celebrates the day by starting their financial accounts and making their clients feel special. This day only lasts for one day, but it leaves a strong impact on our memories.