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Chaitra Sankranti today

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Update: 2024-04-13 10:16:03
Chaitra Sankranti today

The Bangalee nation is celebrating the traditional Chaitra Sankranti festival today marking the last day of the Bangla year and will welcome the Bangla new calendar year 1431 tomorrow (Sunday) through Pahela Baishakh celebration.

Chaitra is the last month of Basanta (spring season) in Bangla calendar.

It is celebrated more in rural areas than in towns, where it has been being celebrated for hundreds of years. It is the day before Pahela Baishakh (the first day of Bangla calendar) and more popular than Pahela Baishakh in rural areas.

In recent years it has also been adopted into the urban lifestyle.

On Chaitra Sankranti, the Bangalees usually say goodbye to the outgoing Bangla year and welcome the Nababarsho (New Year) on Pahela Baishakh through different festivities.

In many places across the country including the capital, Chaitra Sankranti is celebrated through arranging fairs, pitha melas, musical events and other festivities.

"Charak puja" is one of the major events of the festival. In rural Bangladesh, "Charak puja" and "Gajon Mela" are performed during the day long celebration of Chaitra Sankranti.

BDST: 1011 HRS, APR 13, 2024

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