Write a paragraph on Pahela Baishakh. Your answers to the questions should provide in your Pohela Baishakh paragraph as much detail as possible.
a) What is Pahela Baishakh?
b) When is this day celebrated?
c) What does the traders and shop-keepers do on this occasion?
d) How are people dressed on this day?
e) Why do the Bangalees celebrate this day?
Pahela Baishakh / Nababarsha paragraph : Pahela Baishakh is the first day of Bangla Calander. It is celebrated across the country with traditional festivities. Every year we observe Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla new year, gorgeously throughout the country. This is an annual festival in our country. People from all walks of life celebrate this great occasion with enthusiasm and funfair. It opens a new Bengali Calendar and inspires us to start a new life with hopes.
Pahela Baishakh lasts for a day but it remains in our mind for a year. Pahela Baishakh is celebrated both in villages and towns. In towns, various socio-cultural organisations arrange interesting programmes. In Dhaka, the first programme of the day takes place at Ramna Batamul organised by a leading cultural organisation, Chhayanat .
Traders and shopkeepers observe the day as Shuvo Halkhata and serves sweets to their customers and clients . The villagers observe ‘Pahela Baishakh’ in a traditional manner. Boys and girls put on colourful dresses. ‘Baishakhi Mela’ is the main attraction of Pahela Baishakh both in cities and villages.
In a word, observance of Pahela Baishakh has now become an inseparable part of Bengali culture. It opens a new chapter in our Bengali society and offers us an opportunity to find out our cultural identity.
Pahela Baishakh or Celebration of Bangla New Year paragraph :
(a) What is Pahela Baishakh?
(b) What is the significance of the day?
(c) How is the day celebrated?
(d) What dress do the men and women wear on the clay?
(e) Has it crossed the national border?
(f) Do you see any sign of national identity on this occation?
Pahela Baishakh or Celebration of Bangla New Year paragraph : The first day of Bangla year is called Pahela Baishakh. This day has a great significance in our national life. It reflects our age-old tradition and culture. On this day, we welcome the Bangla New Year with new hopes and aspirations for a better, peaceful year. We have been celebrating this day for centuries as a part of Bengali culture.
Baishakhi Mela which is celebrated on this day is the largest festival of Bengali culture. The day is celebrated all over the country with great festivities. Regarding celebration of the day, there are some differences between the rural and urban areas of the country. Rural people celebrate this day according to their age-old customs. On the day, they prepare special foods and arrange `Baishakhi Mela’ at important places. Attractive cultural shows such as puppet show, circus, bioscope, jatra-pala etc are held there.
On this day, shopkeepers open Halkhata and offer sweets to their customers. On the other hand, urban people try to be original Bangali on the day. They eat Panta-Ilish in the morning and participate in day long cultural programmes. The greatest cultural function of the country is held at Ramna Batamul in Dhaka.
Different organizations such as Bangla Academy, Shilpakala Academy, Chhayanat, etc organise cultural functions on the day. People wear special clothes of the day. Men wear Panjabi and Pajama, whereas women put on white saree with red border. Children also put on colourful dresses.
Nowadays, the celebration has crossed the national border. The Bangalee people living in other countries also celebrate it in their own way. All Bangla-speaking people from different social, economic and religious background around the world also celebrate Pahela Boishakh. It is not only a day for celebration but also a sign of our national culture and identity. it bears the testimony to the fact that we have a culture of our own.