The first day of Bangla year is called Pahela Baishakh. We celebrate this day to mark the beginning of the 1st day of Bangla New Year. The day is celebrated with traditional festivities across the country. The rural people arrangeBaishakhi Mela on this day. Shopkeepers open halkhata and offer sweets to their customers and clients. The day has a special attraction for the town people. They rise early in the morning. They put on their best dress that is payjama and panjabi. They take panta rice with dried pepper. In the town different organisations arrange meeting,
seminar, symposium, discussion. Different cultural organisations arrange various kinds of cultural functions. Pahela Baishakh has a great significance. It reflects our age old tradition and culture. It bears the testimony to the fact that we have a culture of our own. It is the manifestation of our cultural heritage.