Bengali New Year (also known as Poila Boishak) being celebrated with much fan fare and joy through Kolkata and India

1. The first call of the  day is from mom wishing you a happy new year and the guilt she lays on you for not calling her in a month rakhi angry mom1 8 Reasons Why Bongs Love Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year)

2. You wish your other Bong colleagues at work and go down memory lane about  how  life was  in Kolkata and only they know what ” ADDA”  means. adda1 8 Reasons Why Bongs Love Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year)

3. You dig deep in your closet and pull out a halka (light) benarasi saree to wear to work – to please your mom and ofcourse look super nice.

bengali beauties 8 Reasons Why Bongs Love Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year)

4. You get the chance to gorge on yummy food  that you grew up eating and no matter how much french cuisine you may appreciate  – this is your comfort food – so bring on the – kosha mangsho, chingdi maacher malai, pulao bhaath, kheer, narkol nadu, shandesh etc

5. You go on a shopping spree and buy sarees and clothes for your family – a totally justified guilt free  spending spree at the mall

sarees 8 Reasons Why Bongs Love Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year)

6. You are reminded that you are Bong, you are special and so proud of your heritage and culture. rabindranath tagore1 8 Reasons Why Bongs Love Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year)

7. You wish “shubho ‘noboborsho” to all – even non Bengali friends in that sweet killer Bengali accent.

sweet bengali accent 8 Reasons Why Bongs Love Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year)

8. You spontaneously break into song and dance to celebrate the occasion because you wouldn’t be one if you did not   “Esho Hai Boishak … Esho ..Esho”

 

By Richa Kaura

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