Question: Write a short composition about “The First Day of Bengali New Year“.
Answer: The first day of Baishakh marks the beginning of Bengali new year. This day is becoming more popular among the people irrespective of caste or creed. It is not a religious festival. It has a universal appeal as a social festival.
The tradition for the celebration of New Year’s Day is found among many nations of the world. The people of Iran observe “Naorose” as the first day of the new year. The people of Europe also observe the 1st day of New Year to welcome the happy new year.
Bengali New Year’s Day on the 1st day of Baishakh was introduced during the reign of Mughal Emperor Ai kbar. He introduced the day for the collection of tax (Khanna) from the After an independence of Bangladesh, the Bengali New Year’s Day has been declared an official holiday.
The day first begins at dawn under the banyan tree of Ramna with the songs of Tagore w peasantry. Nazrul welcoming the Bengali new year. Traders and shopkeepers open ‘Halkhatat a name account book and offer sweets to their customers and clients. The people of both rural d urban areas observe the day by arranging various kinds of cultural functions. Many people enjoy Bengali food (dish) on this day such as “Pantha-Ilish”.
In rural areas, the fairs arranged on Pahela Baishakh or ‘Bangla Naba-Barsha are very attractive. Different kinds of handicrafts made by rural people of various professions are brought to display and to sell in those fairs.
Some functions are arranged locally in some regions of our country. The most remarkable function among them is the Bali Khela or Wrestling held in Chittagong region. Another mentionable function of the northern region of our country is the Gambhira. The celebration tradition and observance of the festival “Bengali New Year”remind us about our glorious past and tradition and inspires us with new enthusiasm to look back to the past.