Bangla New Year 1425 | The Daily Star
  • Sushma Swaraj

    'Dhaka-Delhi fraternal ties enriched by shared art, culture'

    A symbolic Mongol Shubhajatra and a mesmerising display of dance and music marked the celebration of Pahela Baishakh, Bangla New Year's Day, by Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi.

  • Manik Mia Avenue

    Manik Mia avenue adorned with Alpona

    The unveiling ceremony of “Alponay Baishakh 1425” is held at the capital’s Manik Mia Avenue to welcome the Bangla New Year 1425.

  • sweets

    Bangla New Year: Sweetmeat makers see huge sales

    Exchange of sweets, known as misthi in Bangla, is very common in social and religious rituals in Bangladesh. But the Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year, has become the biggest occasion for sweet makers and sellers in recent years.

  • Baishakhi smile

    Our car has to take a detour from Dhanmondi Road 27 because of traffic congestion in front of Genetic Plaza, the new hub for getting glass bangles -- one of the must wearable accessories for women on Pahela Baishakh.

  • The other side of panta bhaat

    For over 5000 years, rice has been the staple food in many parts of the world, including Bangladesh where the agriculture sector

  • Pahela Baishakh celebration

    Top notch security during Pahela Baishakh: Cops

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police says it has taken heightened security measures centering Pahela Baishakh celebrations in the capital.

  • Pahela Baishakh road map

    Roads that will remain off-limits on Pahela Baishakh

    Owing to Pahela Baishakh celebrations, traffic movement will be restricted on seven routes in Dhaka city on Saturday.

  • Nari Nirapotta Jote

    Withdraw time bar on Pahela Baishakh celebrations: Rights body

    After coming down heavily on the government instruction to finish all celebration programmes of Pahela Baishakh at open places by 5:00pm, a women rights body demands withdrawal of such restriction.

  • Banks and mobile financial service for Pahela Baishakh 1425

    Mega discounts on card usage ahead of Pahela Baishakh

    Banks and mobile financial service providers are offering a bundle of discounts for shoppers in the run-up to Pahela Baishakh, which has become one of the biggest spending occasions for Bangladeshis.

  • Baishakhi shopping 1425

    Going digital with Baishakhi shopping

    As the mighty spring season prepares to wrap up all its glory for this year, the people of Bangladesh wait with waves of excitement for

  • Pahela Baishakh celebration

    Security measures weighed ahead of Baishakh celebration

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says stringent security measures have been taken for smooth celebration of Pahela Baishakh across the country.

  • Pahela Baishakh 1425

    The dawn of a new day and a year

    With the blinding morning rays breaking through the changing clouds, the harbinger of new beginnings envelops the land of Bangladesh in true zeal and splendour. It is Pahela Baishakh once again and the dominating rush of reasserting the glorified Bengali spirit has us enchanted, with the spell working its charm from the very break of early dawn.

  • Pahela Baishakh new dress collection

    The Bengali belle's ultimate guide to Baishakhi beauty!

    Without a doubt, Baishakh is the most awaited season in the Bengali calendar. What could be more uplifting than the warm sun filtering through the windows and clear blue skies?