In Bangladesh, Baishakh always blooms by shaking off the previous glooms and welcomes the Bangla New Year with renewed vivacity. Baishakh brings with it a whole new flavour of festivities and celebration, especially in Dhaka. We can’t deny that Pahela Baishakh is the integral part of our culture and heritage.
I always enjoy pre-Baishakh celebrations -- from my childhood. When I was a little girl, I got overexcited to buy matching bangles with my Baishakhi saree. Most of the time it ended up with white and red colored `Kaach er churi’ (glass bangles).
A few days ago, I went to Bailey Road for some work and while walking on the footpath, I started reminiscing my old pre-Baishakhi days.
Baishakhi vibe is going on in full swing at Bailey Road and it’s still as the same as before. I found the same ‘churiwali’ lady who still sells her beautiful glass bangles on the street. I stopped there and started clicking her photos with numerous colours of bangles. She looked at my camera and smiled. Her beautiful broad smile never gets old as I used to see them from my childhood when I lived near Bailey road for quite a long time.
We all know that this iconic buzzing street is a hub for the shoppers. A few steps later I found all the old mannequins adorned with gorgeous red and white themed Baishakhi sarees in front of the saree shops. I so wanted to buy a saree but then restrained myself as I don’t have any space for not even a single saree in my wardrobe.
Suddenly, I noticed a big banner named `Baishakhi Mela’ decorated with twinkling lights and people were buzzing around the fair. Baishakh and Baishakh everywhere!
So many things were happening at one place and I just enjoyed this pre-Baishakhi vibe to the fullest.