Bengali New Year celebration normally comes in the month of April, the month in which Punjabi festival of Baisakhi is celebrated, the first month of Bengali Year. The festival of Nabo Barsha was started by the great Mughal emperor, Akbar.
Nearly all Bengalis enhance their homes with fresh flowers and sketch rangolis ahead of their main gate. Rangolis are normally made of colored rice and it is thus called as “Alpana”. An earthen pot with the icon of Swastika is placed at the center of rangoli. It is considered to generate money and represents an effective New Year.
On this day, females wear conventional Red and White Sari while men wear dhoti kurta to take part in the first brightening processions known as Prabhat Pheries. Few of them even go to the encompassing stream for a sacred dip. It is said water of the stream vanishes all the sins.
Later on, idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi are worshiped for the health and fitness and durability of the close relatives. Hoping to the atmosphere for water is another well-known practice of the Bengali New Year. According to the custom, individuals are expected to wave off all the loans and anything pending with the clients are to be resolved. On this day, Bengali marketers purchase new record books and make new records known as Haalkhata.
At some locations, individuals even organizes dances, sing songs or repeat Bengali Nabo Barsho poetry. Among all eating, food is of prime attraction.