Bangladeshis are celebrating the Bengali new year 1419 amid fanfare, festivity and gaiety on the first day of Baishakh.
Bangladeshis are celebrating the Bengali new year 1419 amid fanfare, festivity and gaiety on Saturday, the first day of Baishakh.
After Chhayanat's programme at Ramna Batamul at dawn and Fine Arts Institute's Mongol Shobha Jatra, the central attractions of the celebration, people spread to Shahbagh, Ramna and Dhaka University.
Those who failed to attend the programmes in the morning were seen thronging Shahbagh, the centre of the celebration, wearing colourful dresses. Most of the women seen on the city streets wore white sarees with red borders while men wore red and white fatua or panjabee.