Nabo Barsho also known as Pohela Boishakh is the Bengali New Year. In Bengali, Pohela stands for ‘first’ and Baisakh is first month of Bengali calendar.
It is an auspicious date for Bengali’s from all parts of the world. It is generally celebrated on April 13 or 14.
On this day, Bengali’s bid adieu to the last year and welcome the New Year with immense exhilaration and bliss. They wish ‘Shuvo Naba Barsho’ (derived from the Sanskrit words Shuva (Happy), Naba (New) and Varsha (year)) to friends, relatives and acquaintances.
Pohela Boishakh is primarily celebrated in Bangladesh, West Bengal, Assam and Tripura in India. In Bangladesh this day is a national holiday and in West Bengal it is a public holiday.
In 2017, Nabo Barsho will be celebrated on 14th April 2017.
King Shoshangko of ancient Bengal is credited with starting the Bengali era. The starting point of the Bengali era is estimated to be in 594 in the Gregorian calendar. Hence Bengali year is 594 less than the Gregorian calendar if it is before Pohela Boishakh or 593 less if it is after Pohela Boishakh.
Hence in Year 2017 –
Bengali Era before 14 April would be 1423 = 2017 – 594
Bengali Era after 14 April would be 1424 = 2017 – 593
Please find below collection of latest Bengali New Year – Nabo Barsho – Poyela Boishakh English and Bengali SMS, Text Messages, Wishes, Greetings which you can send to all your friends and relatives on this festive occasion.
Bengali New Year – Nabo Barsho – Poyela Boishakh 2017 (1924) English and Bengali SMS, Text Messages, Wishes & Greetings :
May The Bengali Year 1424 Bring for You….
Happiness, Success and filled with Peace,
Hope & Togetherness of your Family & Friends….
Wishing You a…*HAPPY BENGALI NEW YEAR*
Natun asha, natun pran, natun sure natun gaan
natun jiboner natun alo
Natun bochhor katuk bhalo.
Purono joto Hotasha, Dukkho, Obosad,
Notun bochor seguloke koruk dhulissat,
Sukh,Anonde muche jak sokol jatona,
New Year a sobar jonne suvo kamona.
Subho Pohela Boishakh
Aaj theke onek dure,
smritir kathar pore,
abcha hoye amay jodi abar mone pore,
1bar kaan pete suno amar dak,
bujhiye bolo samay take ektu theme thak.
Let us dump sadness, jump with happiness,
shun fear and run with courage in heart in this new year.
Happy Pohela Boishakh.