Bangladesh Slideshow

15 April, 2009

Bangla Nobo Borsho

It's mid-April, Dear Readers, and some of you probably know what that means in Bangladesh! Yes, the Bengali New Year has come around again. The Pohela Boishakh (the first day of the first month of the Bengali calendar) is celebrated with great fanfare across the country.

Ramna park, University of Dhaka and the surrounding areas had a bright festive look. The festival-goers were decked up predominantly in red and white. Greetings of "Shubho Nobo Borsho" (Happy New Year) rang in the air.

The Blogging Girl, too, was appropriately attired.

The queues were a mile long (literally!) and security was tight.

Trade was brisk for flower-sellers.

Our little home also celebrated the occasion. Check out the Boishakhi Entrance.

The Boishakhi Curtains. The Boishakhi Dining Table.

The Boishakhi rug. And the little Boishakhi touches elsewhere.

The family lunched at a polpular restaurant, renowned for its local cuisine. It was a 32 course meal, and we pigged out, tasting almost everything on the menu between the four of us.

The day was rounded off nicely with a visit to a local Boishakhi Mela (fair). The wares were colorful. But the prices were exorbitant!

I would like to wish you all Shubho Nobo Borsho, and hope that the coming year will treat you well.


Leif Hagen said...

Thanks for a peak into life in Bangladesh! I just discovered your blog today. I visited Bangalore, Delhi and Agra for 5 weeks in Feb/March this year. Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo in Minnesota, USA

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