When is Bengali New Year in 2017 : The Poila Baisakh Celebration

Bengali New Year Calendar 2017
14th April 2017
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The Bengali New Year celebration takes place mostly in Bengal and the neighbouring state of Bangladesh. However, its influence has now spread worldwide and you can now send a gift to India from anywhere. Many customs and traditions are associated with this age old festival that is based on the Surya Siddhanta. Thus, the Bengali year and calendar starts only after a few months of the Gregorian calendar have passed. The first month of this year is known as Baisakh while the first day is termed ‘poila’, giving rise to another name for this day, Poila Baisakh. So if you are wondering when is Bengali New Year in 2017 then we would like to inform you that it is on the 14th of April which is a Friday this year.

Bengali New Year Celebration

The festivities of Nababarsha or the new year begins from the early morning in the form of large processions. Various cultural programmes in the forms of traditional songs, dances and recitations dedicated to this occasion are organised. Men wear dhoti or pyjama with punjabi while women wear saree to mark the auspiciousness of this day. A special puja is performed by people who want to start a new business venture that is considered to be a good sign on this day. Prayers are also offered at famous temples of Goddess Kali, who is considered to be the reigning goddess in this region. Various wonderful delicacies are also prepared in honour of this event and are thoroughly enjoyed at get togethers.

Bengali New Year Celebration


If you are away from your dear ones in India during such a festive time then you must be wanting to do something special for them. Sending attractive and unique Bengali New Year gift ideas for your friends and family is a good idea. You can get many such exciting gifting options on this online gift store that can be sent to India.

Bengali New Year Gifts

Gift hampers are a fantastic way of letting your loved ones know how much they mean to you. The Charming Flowers and Fruits is a fruit hamper that consists of a basket of fruits and a bunch of flowers. Sending home decor gifts is also a good idea as such items can be used to decorate the house. The Beautiful Flower Vase is a gift of flower vase that comes in a golden colour with studded stones.

Bengali New Year Gifts


Make this coming Bengali New Year memorable with these awesome India gifts for each and every one. Be a part of all the celebrations for this occasion in this manner and win hearts everywhere. You can also send online gifts to India for other events and festivals like Bihu and Akshaya Tritiya.


Dipsuta Published: Mar 21, 2017 | Last Updated: Nov 05, 2019
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