West Bengal celebrates Bengali New Year’s day

West Bengal celebrates Bengali New Year's day

West Bengal is celebrating Bengali New Year’s day.

The Bengali business community opens new books of accounts known as Halkhata on this day. Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have greeted the people on the occasion.

“The first day of the Bengali New Year is known as Poila Baisakh.

People are wishing each other saying Suvo Nabo Barsho and exchanging sweets and greetings.

Traders open new books of Accounts which is known as Haal – Khata. 

The priests draw Swastikas on the new account books to please Lord Ganesha.

The Bengali newspapers have come out with special supplements.