Pahela Baishakh 2022

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Why is Pahela Baishakh celebrated on different dates in West Bengal and Bangladesh?

This is the year 1429 in the Bengali calendar. However, since many argue that if Emperor Akbar introduced the Bengali calendar 438 years ago, why is it the year 1429 in the calendar?

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Bangladesh celebrates Pahela Baishakh 1429 in full swing after 2 years

After two years of Covid-19 pandemic related restrictions, the welcoming ceremony of Bangla New Year began this morning (April 14) with numerous shades and colours.

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Pahela Baishakh 1429 ushered in at Ramna Batamul

After two long years, the welcoming ceremony of Bangla New Year has begun at Ramna Batamul with the first rays of today’s morning sun.

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

Pahela Baishakh: Celebrations to end by 2:00pm

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shafiqul Islam yesterday said all public events celebrating the Pahela Baishakh must end by 2:00pm on April 14. No food shops will be opened as the celebration will be held during the month of Ramadan, he said while assessing security arrangement for the Bangla New Year celebration at Ramna Batamul, reports UNB.

April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022

All Pahela Baishakh celebrations must end by 2:00pm: DMP Commissioner 

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shafiqul Islam today said all public events celebrating Pahela Baishakh must end by 2:00pm on April 14.

April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022

Pahela Baishakh is back

It is a Bengali festival like no other, for Bengalis and Bangladeshis of all walks of life feel pulled to the festivities for it traditional

April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022

Crafting a living out of making toys

Nearly 700 women artisans in a village under Dupchanchia upazila of Bogura have been making tomtom and other toys from bamboo, papers, earthen pots, and colours for decades, changing the economic conditions of their families.