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In pictures: Pohela Boishakh celebrations around Bangladesh

  • Published at 07:27 PM April 14, 2017
  • Last updated at 08:47 PM April 14, 2017
  • Fine Arts faculty of Barisal University brings out a Mongol Shobhajatra in the city on the morning of Pohela Boishakh around 8am

  • In Bagerhat, the Shobhajatra began at Sheikh Helal Uddin Stadium and ended at the Zila Parishad Auditorium. Festivities will continue in the town with a seven-day Boishakhi fair on the premises of the district administration office.

  • Artists perform on the stage of the Bangla new year's event in Shimultola, Barguna, a long-standing tradition in the district. Songs, dance and poetry recitals were part of the performance.

  • The Borshoboron event on Bangla new year began early in the morning at Bhola's Officers Club.

  • A Mongol Shobhajatra at Chapai Nawabganj.

  • The district administration in Jamalpur brings out a rally to celebrate Pohela Boishakh.

  • Charupith, the organisers of the Shobhajatra in Jessore, take the opportunity to protest the Rampal coal-based power plant, holding placards that say “Save the tiger, save the Sundarbans.”

  • In Jessore, the Shobhajatra is filled with colourful floats such as this, representing the country's traditional symbols.

  • District administration in Jhenidah brings out a Mongol Shobhajatra.

  • Khulna University's colourful procession on the morning of Pohela Boishakh.

  • Masks were the theme at the Shobhajatra in Kishoreganj. The largest procession was organised by Amader Kishoreganj, though other groups also brought out their own in the town.

  • Kurigram district administration's Pohela Boishakh celebrations.

  • Procession on the morning of Pohela Boishakh in Kushtia.

  • It was dress-as-you-like at the Mongol Shobhajatra in Laxmipur. These young children adorned the traditional wear for a bride and a groom, while others dressed up in costumes such as kings, queens and soldiers of old.

  • A colourful paper elephant float at the Mongol Shobhajatra in Manikganj.

  • The Mongol Shobhajatra in Meherpur, organised by the district administration, ended at a cultural event at the Shahid Shamsujjoha Park.

  • Mongol Shobhajatra in Munshiganj

  • Mongol Shobhajatra in Naogaon

  • Mongol Shobhajatra in Narsingdi.

  • Mongol Shobhajatra in Rajbari.

  • Mongol Shobhajatra in Rajshahi.

  • People from various ethnic communities of the hill town of Rangamati came together at this Mongol Shobhajatra to celebrate the coming of the new year.

  • Boishakh fair in front of the Satkhira district administration office featured this manual Ferris Wheel, spun by several men who jumped onto the gondolas to give it speed.

  • This year the Mongol Shobhajatra procession called for denouncing militancy. . SYED ZAKIR HOSSAIN/DHAKA TRIBUNE

Thousands of people thronged the streets and different popular places across Bangladesh as the nation celebrates its most colourful and traditional festival Pohela Boishakh to welcome the Bangla New Year 1424

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