Pahela Baishakh is the very first day of the Bengali new year. This day is really important in the history and culture of Bengali people for a thousand years. It's celebrated with traditional parties all over the country. Everyone gets a day off from work or school. Following an old custom, business people open their account books and give candies to their customers. The day is special for people who live in villages and cities. People wear new clothes and cook special foods on Pahela Baishakh. Different groups that focus on culture and society also celebrate the day with big plans. One famous group, Chhayanat, starts the day with a program at Ramna Batamul at sunrise. Newspapers also have special pages, and the radio and TV broadcast special shows. Students from IFA of DU usually have a colorful parade. The importance of this day is hard to describe. So, Pahela Baishakh is a very important part of Bengali tradition.