The importance and significance of Bengali New Year.


The importance and significance of Bengali New Year is immense in the socio-economic and cultural life of Bengalis.

New Year comes into our lives with new dreams, new assurance of survival and hope. On the first day of the new year i.e. on the first day of Boishakh, we forget about the past and are revived by the new call. On this day, instead of daily activities, the atmosphere of the festival is cleaned from house to house of the Bengalis. In fact, the New Year is associated with the Bengali identity, with our own culture. Due to the economic crisis that old tradition of the New Year is now somewhat faded, no doubt; However, it is noteworthy that the New Year has been inaugurated in a new dimension from the recent past. The New Year is now not only a traditional cultural event, but also one of the strengths of our national identity.



Economic Significance | The importance and significance of Bengali New Year.



New Year’s role is as a cultural identity, an address of nationality, and a source of strength for protests. So, it has economic significance. New Year has a close connection with the economic life of Bengalis. In the distant past, from the first day of the New Year, the annual new path of Bengali economic life would begin – this tradition is still prevalent in some cases. On this day of annual reckoning, the profit and loss of business and trade are combined on the first day of Boishakh. Pohela Baishakh.


To the traders, this program is known as ‘Halkhata’. ‘Halkhata’ is a formal initiative of traders to open new accounts to keep a record of the new Bengali year. Arrangements are made to keep a record of transactions, arrears, deposits and expenses. Shopkeepers invite their customers, patrons and well-wishers to the store. Everyone is met, either sweet. But at the same time old arrears are also paid. New transactions start again. In the New Year, this event of Halkhata has lost its old identity due to various reasons. However, for our economic development, we feel that sincere practice of this tradition is very important now. Failure to repay loans on time from various financial institutions has now become a common trend in this country. Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl. Will the concerned quarters think once?


The agricultural economic life | The importance and significance of Bengali New Year.


On the first day of the new year, agriculture started in many parts of Bangladesh. Maybe the field is unsuitable for cultivation, the farmer looks to the sky for rain, but when the New Year comes, he goes to the field as a source of good omen, starts the New Year’s farming with a little cultivation. Thus, New Year also has a spiritual relationship with the agricultural economic life of Bengal.




Cultural Significance of Pohela Boishakh.



Another topic that is closely associated with the New Year is the Baishakhi Mela. In the New Year, fairs are held in the villages and remote areas of Bangladesh. This fair runs throughout the month of Baishakh. Somewhere or three day or seven-day fair. In these fairs daily necessities are sold, various kinds of toys are sold. Journeys, puppet dances and circuses take place in these fairs, giving new impetus to rural life. Undoubtedly, the trade process in this fair infuses a new flow in the rural economic life of Bengal; There is a call for mobilization in the economic field.


In the past, in the feudal era of Bengal, ‘Punyah’ was celebrated with the New Year. On this occasion the tenants would begin to pay rent to the zamindar and pay the rent for the new year. With the end of zamindar system, this practice has now risen. However, the positive aspects of this event are still present in the social interaction. In the month of Chaitra, annual rent is paid in the village. This provision of paying rent before the New Year is one of the aspects of economic activities of village life.


Inviting and feeding relatives and loved ones on Bengali New Year has now become a custom. As a result, different types of food are bought, various sweets are bought. This sweet is considered as one of the New Year’s celebrations.


In recent times, New Year’s fairs are not limited to rural life, but have spread to cities as well. Now in the New Year, sitting in the city, Baishakhi Mela, Lokmela or Book Mela. Organizing book fairs in the New Year is a new element and it is a part of urban civilization of Bengal. In these fairs huge amount of money is transacted and economic activity increases.




In this way, New Year is not only a cultural and social festival, but also an economic festival. Bengali New Year is closely related to our economic life. If the past traditions of the Bengali New Year could be properly revived, there would undoubtedly be a way out of our economic peril. We are talking about the issue of loan repayment especially during ‘Halkhata’ festival. Although unpleasant, it is true that the borrowers have become rich by taking money from various economic institutions, but they have made the country, the people of the country poor. Because, they are not repaying the loan anymore.

In spite of the barriers and limitations, we hope every pohela Baishakh may awaken us with blessings and inspiration.




Boishakh is the first month of the year in the Bengali calendar. In the festive atmosphere of Baishakhi Mela in this month of Baishakh, the cultural arena of Bengal and the nature of Bengal are celebrated with joy. Forgetting the dialectical, rivalry and all the animosities of the traditional tradition cherished in the Bengali tradition, Baishak breaks all the barriers of the old age and painted the New Year. The day is recognized as a national holiday. The color of the rising sun illuminates the surroundings. May the New Year be a companion in the game of life fair. New Year cherishes the Bengali tradition, creates a sense of brotherhood and empathy, awakens one’s self in the sublime majesty, one begins the auspicious journey. And following that footsteps filled the field of Bengali culture. Just as the constitution of a country is the key to governing the country or the state document, the New Year is a perfect declaration of the way of life of the Bengalis or the traditional conduct of the Bengalis. The trend of Bengali culture which Bengalis have always remembered, accepted, observed and followed. The incomparable happiness of the New Year makes the Bengali heart hearty and noble.

Bengali New Year is an exceptional national event of Bengali nationalism. It is closely related to the heritage of Bengali culture. Therefore, the Bengali nation welcomes the Bengali New Year with utmost respect every year. Happiness and sorrow of the past, even the end of all hatred, hatred and slander, the joy of innovation, the heart-wrenching passion, devotion, reverence and the incomparable shadow of brotherhood’s unparalleled goodness unfolds itself in the bond of new longitude, and the healthy conscience of humanity returns to the horizon.


The sublime ideal of nationalism awoke. Forgetting the “forgotten pain”, the Bengali cultural arena finds creativity as a novelty of new ornamental beauty. The beautiful air of prosperity flows in the paradise of nature, in the aesthetic gesture of progress. The strong vibration of life in the nation is awakened by the touch of peace in the new year. New Year is a blessing for Bengalis. And with this blessing, the Bengali nation should be revived and inspired with new inspiration. All in all, the significance that Boishakh brings is much more beneficial to the people than the loss. That is why Boishakh is so dear and beloved to Bengalis. In order to nurture this beloved and beloved event in a festive atmosphere, various governmental and non-governmental organizations are preparing in advance for the celebration of Bangla New Year in the midst of the scorching heat of Chaitra which makes the event or Bangla New Year celebration more successful and glorious.

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