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Pahela Baishakh is the first day of Bangla year. Bangalees celebrate this day with traditional festivities across Bangladesh and India. Pahela Baishakh is a unique and distinctive festival to the people of all classes and religions. The day has a special significance to the people of Bangladesh as it is a part of Bangalee culture and tradition. In keeping with the age-old tradition people from all waklks of life, irrespective of their ethnic identity or religious beliefs, celebrate the day with traditional festivities. On this day, the whole Bangladesh is in a festive mood. People wake up early in the morning, have bath and wear traditional clothes. Women wear white sarees with red borders and adorn themselves weith colourful churies and flowers, while men dress themselves in pajamas and punjabis. The day’s first programme behins at Ramna Batamul in Dhaka organized by leading cultural organization “Chhayanaut”. The cultural programme begins just at sunrise with the famous Tagore-song “Esho-he-Boishakh, Esho Esho. The most impressive part of the celebration is “Mangal Shobhajatra’, the biggest carnival of the country organized by the Fine Arts students of Dhaka University. It symbolizes the traditional practices of Bangalee culture and contemporary worries or happiness in the national life. Different socio cultural organizations and educational institutions celebrate the day with their own cultural programmes. “Boishakhi Mela’ is also an important part of Pahela Baishakh. It is a fair held throughout the country. Shopkeepers open  “Halkhata”, a fresh account book. The celebration of Pahela Baishakh marks a day of cultural unity for the whole nation. It strengthens solidarity, uniting people irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Thus Pahela Baishak comes every year with great festivity, Everyone welcomes the Bangla year in a great festive and joyous mood. This day reminds us of our customs, traditions, history and heritage