15 April 2017 is Pohela Boishakh (Poila Baisakh, Naba Barsha 1424, Bengali New Year 2017-2018). 1st day of Baishakh month in Bengali calendar is the Bengali New Year.
Pohela Boishakh or Poila Baisakh or Naba Barsha is the Bengali New Year day celebrated on the 1st day of Baishakh month in Bengali calendar.
This festival is widely celebrated in West Bengal, Bangladesh, Assam, Tripura, and other foreign countries like Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, Sweden, etc. where Bengali communities live in large numbers.
Pohela Boishakh 2017 date in USA is – April 15, 2017 (Hawaii, PST, MST, CST, EST Time zones).
Pohela Boishakh 2017 date in UK is – April 15
Pohela Boishakh 2017 date in Malaysia & Singapore – April 15
Pohela Boishakh 2017 date in Australia & New Zealand as per WAU, SAU, NT, QSLND, NSW, ACT Time zones – April 15
Pohela Boishakh coincides with the New Year Days of various Southern Asian calendars. The Bengali calendar follows the Hindu Vedic Solar Calendar in which the transition of Sun into the new Rashi chakra (Sun’s transition into Mesha or Aries) marks the beginning of New Year.
On the same day, many other calendars celebrate New Year day. Tamil New Year (Varusha Pirappu or Puthandu), Bohag Bihu (Assamese New Year), Astrological Malayalam New Year (Vishu), Nepali New Year (Navavarsha), etc.
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