The day is marked by cleansing and decorating the houses with lovely rangolis or alpona backyard homes. Some people go to temples and pray for prosperity in the coming year. The day additionally signals the opening of the monetary 12 months for the Bengali commercial enterprise-class. Shopkeepers invite customers and even distribute sweets and calendars on this day. The traces of celebration of the pageant roots returned to Mughal rule and additionally the proclamation of tax series reforms of Akbar.
On this day a great tournament in Bangladesh is the “Mangal Shobhajatra” organised by way of the college students and instructors of Fine Arts of Dhaka University, which takes place at dawn. The festivity in 2016, was once declared as a cultural heritage of humanity by way of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). In Bengali, the phrase Pahela means ‘first’ and Boishakh is the first month of the Bengali calendar. In Bengali New Year is called Nobo Borsho.