Pohela Boishakh translates as the Bengali New Year. It is celebrated on April 14th as a national holiday in Bangladesh. The festival is celebrated with processions, fairs, music and dance and many colorful decoration. The traditional greeting for this occasion is Shubho Noboborsho!
The Mongol Shova Jatra, also known as the Boishaki Parade, is one of the many ways our community celebrates this holiday. Join us this year as we parade through the streets of Brooklyn and Queens celebrating Boishakh, the Bengali New Year!