The Bengali New Year, or Poila Baisakh, as it is better known is a day of extreme importance to Bengalis. It is celebrated in West Bengal and Tripura with much reverence as it is one of the biggest festivals in the region. The day marks the beginning of the Bengali calendar, starting with the month of Baisakh.
Poila Baisakh has a diverse celebration practice. Some people organise pujas at home, while others make their way to a temple to offer prayers to their deities. The day also marks the beginning of the fiscal year for numerous businesses. Sweets are a staple of any occasion and this is no exception. Exchange of new clothes is also common as everybody loves gifts! In 2021, the Bengali New Year will be celebrated on 15th April.