Glimpses of Pahela Baishakh celebration

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

The Bengali calendar or Bangla calendar is a traditional solar calendar and the year begins on Pahela Baishakh, which falls on 14 April in Bangladesh. Here are some pictures from the Pahela Baishakh celebration in the country.

A young girl enjoys the Chhayanaut students performance at the Ramna Batamul area in Dhaka on Pahela Baishakh (1st day of Bangla New Year), 14 April. Photo: Sumon Yusuf

Revellers attend a rally in celebration of the Bangla New Year or `Pahela Baishakh` in Dhaka on 14 April 2018. The Bengali calendar or Bangla calendar is a traditional solar calendar and the year begins on Pahela Baishakh, which falls on 14 April  in Bangladesh. Photo: AFP 

The foreigners also took part in the Baishakh festivals along with Bangalis. The photo was taken from Ramna Batamul area of Dhaka on 14 April. Photo: Sumon Yusuf 

Mass gathering at the Mangal Shobhajatra procession arranged by the Rangpur zila parishad (district council) at Kacharibazar in Rangpur on 14 April. Photo: Moinul Islam

Two girls ride on a rickshaw to attend the Ramna Batamul Baishakh celebration in the early morning on 14 April. Photo: Sumon Yusuf

A couple takes selfie during the Baishakh celebration at Shahbag area in Dhaka. Photo: Sumon Yusuf

Surer Dhara, a school of music in Dhaka, celebrates the Pahela Baishakh at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. Photo: Tanvir Ahammed

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