Hey everyone! Your friend, Sara here.
Bengali new year is a day to mark the beginning of the Bengali calendar. It is celebrated by the people of West Bengal, Tripura and Assam.
On Bengali new year we spend time with our family and friends for a day of enjoyment. On this day we offer puja to God Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi.
People go to temples and offer prayers. People wear new clothes and seek blessings from the elders of their family. The people exchange and eat sweets. Certain shops also offer pujas to mark the beginning of a new year.
I too, celebrate this day with my family and friends. I wear a saree and offer puja with the rest of my family members. I distribute clothes and sweets to the needy.
I visit my friends, sing, dance and watch special television programmes on this day. The day flies by in a good sprit.
Last year I celebrated this special day very differently. Everyone met on a virtual platform due to Covid-19 pandemic. Technology had bought us together even though we were in our own houses.
This year we will all celebrate it once again and pray together so that Almighty helps us to overcome this pandemic situation and bless everybody with good health, safety and happiness.