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Pahela Boishakh

Pahela Boishakh in Vietnam

Pahela Boishakh in Vietnam

The Bangla New Year 1421 was celebrated for the first time in Saigon, Vietnam by Bengalees in Ho Chi Minh City and adjacent areas. All Bangalees residing in the city participated in the daylong celebrations at The Vista community Hall at district 2, Ho Chi Minh City. The programme commenced with a dance...

Pahela Boishakh celebrations in Netrakona

Pahela Boishakh celebrations in Netrakona

Pahela Boishakh -- the biggest festival of Bangalee culture -- was celebrated in Netrakona on Monday in a befitting manner. To celebrate the New Year, Netrakona District Administration, Netrakona District Police, Netrakona municipality, different cultural organisations, and educational institutes took up various programmes. Netrakona District Administration chalked out programmes that included Borshoboron, Rakhibandan, Mongol...

Ushering in Noboborsho in a thousand voices

Ushering in Noboborsho in a thousand voices

Renowned music school Shurer Dhara, like previous years, bid adieu to the Bangla year 1420 and welcomed the New Year through elaborate programmes at the open premises of the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital, in association with Channel i. With the theme “Dosh-er Kotha Desher Gaan”, the programme began at sundown...

Shades of Boisabi

Shades of Boisabi

Boishakh is perhaps the sole festival that comes in every Bangalee's life living across the globe, with a call for linking the past with the present and welcoming the New Year with rapturous rhythms of rejuvenation, vibrant colours and new hopes.    Traditionally, Pahela Boishakh reminds us of ektara, dhak-dhol and shankhadhwani; the taste of panta-ilish and the daylong funfair in traditional attire.       Baishakh is celebrated with a difference in the hilly districts of Chittagong, though the theme of a fresh beginning is similar in every corner of Bangladesh. Here in the tranquil green hills, Boisabi -- as it is known -- is way different from Chhayanaut's Borshoboron and Charukola's...

Pahela Boishakh at Fantasy Kingdom & Foy's Lake

Pahela Boishakh at Fantasy Kingdom & Foy's Lake

To celebrate Pohela Boishakh, Concord Entertainment has arranged different programs at their theme park Fantasy Kingdom. On April 14, a live concert will feature Feedback, Bappa Mojumder, Shironamhin and Nagorik.  A DJ show will be held in Water Kingdom on that day, while a baul performance will be showcased at Heritage Park, according...

Kaleidoscope of colours

Kaleidoscope of colours

Kazi Shatash Parvin Munmun, fashion designer and owner of Munmun's Boutique House, was the notable emcee at the concluding ceremony of a three-day Boishakhi mela on Wednesday. Her performance was impeccable as was her recitation “Banglar Mukh Ami Dekhiyachhi”, a popular patriotic poem of Jibananda Das. The venue was the Bangladesh Shishu Academy,...

Humayun's play on Pahela Boishakh

Humayun's play on Pahela Boishakh

Humayun Ahmed won millions of hearts with his literary talent. He was the writer of many popular novels and story books. “Gopon Kotha” is one of them. Directed by Meher Afroz Shaon, wife of the noted litterateur, the shooting of a one-hour play, based on “Gopon Kotha”, wrapped up recently. It was shot...

A flurry of festivities

A flurry of festivities

To bid farewell to the previous year and to welcome the new, the students of Fine Arts Department of Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University (JKKNIU), in Trishal are going all out to prepare for a traditional rally marking Pahela Boishakh, Bengali New Year-1421. Under the watchful eyes of their teachers, the students are...

Preparations underway for Pahela Boishakh

Preparations underway for Pahela Boishakh

Every Boishakh -- the first month of the Bangla calendar, people wish to shake off the previous year's gloom and prepare to usher in the New Year with renewed vigour. Boishakh brings with it a whole new flurry of festivities and celebrations, the biggest of which are Chhayanaut's Borshoboron and Charukala's Mongol Shobhajatra. Leading...

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