Pohela Boishakh 1419 Festival Events, Programmes & Celebration
Mongol Shova Jatra
The Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) of Dhaka University is a major hub of Baishakhi celebration. As the Bangla new-year is very near, the faculty transforms into a centre of Baishakh festivities.
With students racing against the clock to meet the deadlines, the Faculty vibrates in colour and life.
The Mongol Shobha Jatra (new-year parade) by students and teachers of Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) of Dhaka University is a major attraction on Pahela Baishakh morning in Dhaka.
The well decorated parade with large colour clad replicas of birds and animals based on folk motifs from traditional folklores of Bangladesh is a signature event of Baishakhi celebrations.
With Pahela Baishakh only a day away students of FFA are racing towards finishing their last minute preparations to greet the Bangla New year 1419.
Mongol Shobha Jatra is a costly affair, the replicas featured at the colourful parade costs a lot of money. The collection of funds for the event begins with students selling masks, paintings, traditional pottery and several other items which they prepare specially for the Baishakhi celebrations. Anyone can buy the item from the FFA campus premises.
This year’s Mongol Shobha will feature six huge replicas. And like every year the students will paint the walls of FFA marking Pahela Baishakh. This year the Mongol Shobha Jatra will go around Rupushi Bangla Hotel, Doyel Chattar and Shahid Minar and then return to FFA.
Boishakhi festival at Hotel Sonargaon
The Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel will arrange a traditional mela (fair) at its lobby lounge on April 14-16 on the occasion of
the Bengali New Year 1419. The fair will be ornamented with a number of colourful stalls offering Bangladeshi handicrafts, cloths, souvenirs and snacks, said a press release. The hotel will also offer various food stalls including chatpati, fuchka, sugar cane juice, mango bhorta and mixed fruit cocktail on the occasion.
Like every year, during 14-16 April, the hotel’s Café Bazar restaurant will offer a buffet lunch and dinner of Bangali style ‘pantha elish’ along with ‘shutki’ and all kinds of bhorta (smash) and chutney for Tk 2500 (all inclusive) per person and Tk 1250 (all inclusive) for children up to 12 years, the news release said.
During the fair, a group of young artistes will enthrall the guests with their astounding rhythms of dance and music. The guests will also enjoy the tantalising and splendid delicacies of different regions of Bangladesh.
Radisson welcomes Bangla New Year 1419
The most colourful festival for every Bangali is the Bangla New Year. To observe the occasion, Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel Dhaka will be holding special programmes from April 12 till April 14.
On April 12-13, Water Garden Brasserie of Radisson Blu Water Hotel Dhaka will serve unique Bangalee delicacies for dinner. On the very day of Pohela Boishakh, Water Garden Brasserie will serve guests with extensive Deshi lunch and dinner buffet of sumptuous local delicacies.
The menu includes all time favourites “panta illish”, “panta bhat” along with “Shutki Bhorta”. Pohela Baishakh special menu will also cover assorted “bhortas” like “chingri Bhorta,”begun Bhorta” and aloo bhorta”. The salad bar will offer different kinds of Bangladeshi salads like “Bengali Mixed Salad”, “Tomato and Coriander kashundi” and other favorites.
Main dish corner will be adorned with “chicken and potato chokka”, “rui fish fry”, “bhoona khichuri”, roasted pigeon and other special items as well. Local sweet treats like “mishti doi”, “roshogolla, “jorda” along with other sweet delicacies will be found on the menu.