The present Doodle recognizes the festival of Pohela Boishakh, which falls on the first day of the Bengali calendar. Regardless of whether at home or abroad, Bengalis worldwide warmly greet each other with, Shubho Noboborsho, the standard method to wish each other a prosperous and happy New Year.
Quite possibly the most traditional Pohela Boishakh celebrations begins after first light under an ancient Banyan tree at Dhaka’s Ramna Park. Mangal Shobhajatra is a radiant carnival procession that starts at the Institute of Fine Arts at Dhaka University.
The festive spirit blends young and old, as they wear colorful masks and parade with gigantic patterns of animals as an approach to symbolize Bengali cultural diversity, heritage, and identity of the people.
The nation celebrates with street parades, fairs, and grand concerts as a way to unify the Bengalis to welcome another year to come.