Bengali New Year History
Bengali New Year (Pahela Baishakh) celebrates the first day of the Bengali calendar. The Mughal emperor Akbar the Great established the calendar around the agricultural cycle with the goal to make tax collection easier. Taxes from last year's harvest were collected on this day.
Bengali New Year Facts
Bengali New Year Top Events and Things to Do
Bengali New Year's Day References and Related SitesPahela Baishakh: Bengali New Year’s Day - April 14th ich.unesco.org: Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela Baishakh en.banglapedia.org: Chhayanaut www.ichcap.org: Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Efforts in the Asia-Pacific timesofindia.indiatimes.com: Fashionable saris usher in the Bengali New Year