Bangla Nobo Borsho (Bengali Calendar) and its celebration in Bangladesh
Bangladesh celebrated the Pahela Baisakh...
A colorful rendition of traditional dance
Some researchers, however, argue that King Shashanka had introduced the Bengali calendar during his reign from 600-625 AD and had named it Bangabdo, and Shiraji had merely updated it by combining it with the lunar calendar.
When the British colonialists took over Bengal, they introduced the Gregorian calendar for all official business, but did not disturb the method of collection of land revenue on the basis of Bangla calendar. Our traders always maintained their accounts on the basis of the Bangla calendar and they open new accounts or “hal khata” on Pahela Baisakh.