Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted people on Poila Boishakh.



  • Poila Boisakh is the first day of the Bengali calendar which is also the official calendar of Bangladesh.
  • This festival is celebrated on 14 April in Bangladesh and 15 April in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, and Assam (Barak Valley) by Bengalis regardless of religious faith.



  • The traditional greeting for Bengalis in the new year is “Shubho Noboborsho” which is literally “Happy New Year“.
  • The festive Mangal Shobhajatra is organised in Bangladesh. In 2016, the UNESCO declared this festivity organised by the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka as a cultural heritage of humanity.