History of Poila Boishakh

Poila Boishakh or Nobo Borsho is the celebration of Bengali New Year- which marks the first day of the Bengali calendar. The new calendar was initially known as Tarikh-e-Elahi and was introduced on 10 or 11 March 1584 by the 3rd Mughal Emperor, Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar. He introduced it to glorify and immortalize all the historical events and also to facilitate the collection of revenue during that period. The system of celebrating Poila Baisakh or Bengali New Year was also instigated by Akbar the great. This day is still celebrated as a national holiday. Traditions & Customs Bengali New Year signifies a new

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