Bangla Nobo Borsho (Bengali Calendar) and its celebration in Bangladesh
Bangladesh celebrated the Pahela Baisakh...
The UNESCO recognized “Mangal Shobhajatra” as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. This declaration has added a new depth and dimension to our Baisakhi celebration. Pahela Baishakh is now celebrated all over Bangladesh with gaiety and fanfare. It is a celebration across all faiths, castes, classes, creeds, genders, or ages, which strengthens the secular identity of Bangladesh.
—The author is Bangladesh High Commissioner to India and the views expressed herein are his personal.