How to Celebrate Bengali New Year: Poila Boishakh

Pôhela Boishakh (Bengali New Year) is the first day of the Bengali calendar. It is on 14 April in Bangladesh and 15 April in other places. The holiday is celebrated in Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal. It is also celebrated in Bengali communities in the other Indian states like Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand, and Orissa and all over India as well where the Bengali community is. It is the same day as the New Year’s Days of many Southern Asian calendars.

What to wear in Pohela Boishakh

Choose cotton
Opt for breathable fabric like cotton this summer in order to stay cool. Women can choose traditional attires like cotton Salwar Kameez and Sarees to wear on this Pohela Boishakh while men can opt for cotton Punjabis and Kurtas.

Drink sufficient amount of fluids
Drink sufficient amount of water to keep you hydrated in this scorching heat. You can also opt for coconut water or have a slice of watermelon to cool yourself down.

Less is more
Keep your makeup at minimal this summer. In this scorching heat, the sweat and dirt might ruin your makeup. On this Pohela Boishakh, apply some kajal, red lipstick, and a tip and you are good to go.

Stay clean and dry
Carry wet wipes and tissues in your bags/purses/pockets which will come in handy. Use the tissues/wet wipes to remove the dirt and sweat from your face. Voilà! Your skin will look rejuvenated.

Comfort for your feet
Pohela Boishakh means visiting all the prominent places such as Ramna Botomul, Dhaka University, Sohrawardi Uddyan, etc. which in turn means loads of walking. Wear flat, comfortable yet trendy sandals this Pohela Boishakh that goes well with your chosen attire.

Poila Boishakh 2018 Date

15th April 2018 (Sunday)

Poila Boishakh 2019 Date

15th April 2019 (Monday)