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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
  • Barisal

    Fine Arts faculty of Barisal University brings out a Mongol Shobhajatra in the city on the morning of Pohela Boishakh around 8am

  • Bagerhat

    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.

  • Barguna

    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.

  • Bhola

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

  • Chapainawabganj

    A Mongol Shobhajatra at Chapai Nawabganj.

  • Jamalpur

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

  • Jessore 2

    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.”

  • Jessore

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

  • Jhenaidah

    District administration in Jhenidah brings out a Mongol Shobhajatra.

  • Khulna

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

  • Kishoreganj

    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

    Kurigram district administration's Pohela Boishakh celebrations.

  • Kushtia

    Procession on the morning of Pohela Boishakh in Kushtia.

  • Lakshmipur

    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.

  • Manikganj

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

  • Meherpur

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

  • Munshiganj

    Mongol Shobhajatra in Munshiganj

  • Naogaon

    Mongol Shobhajatra in Naogaon

  • narsingdi

    Mongol Shobhajatra in Narsingdi.

  • RAJBARI

    Mongol Shobhajatra in Rajbari.

  • Rajshahi

    Mongol Shobhajatra in Rajshahi.

  • Rangamati

    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.

  • Satkhira

    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 ZAKI HOSSAIN/DHAKA TRIBUNE

    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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