Shubho Biju, Shubho Nobo Borsho, Happy Bangla New Year 1420

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Chakma’s in the Chittagong Hill Tracts celebrate Biju, at the end of Chaitra, just before the traditional Bangla New Year, the beginning of Baishakh. The Marma’s follow the Burmese tradition and celebrate a few days later. Happy 1420.

Sunrise at Alutila, Khagrachori on 13th April 2013. Bangla New Year 1420
Sunrise at Alutila, Khagrachori on 13th April 2013. Bangla New Year 1420The 

 

A goat gets a reluctant holy dip at Marma New Year.1420. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World
A goat gets a reluctant holy dip at Marma New Year.1420. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

 

During the Marma New Year celebrations (called Biju by the Chakmas) women throw water at the men they'd like to marry. This looked more like a free for all, with the men throwing water back. 14th April 2013. Khagrachari. Chittagong Hill Tracts. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World
During the Marma New Year celebrations (called Biju by the Chakmas) women throw water at the men they’d like to marry. This looked more like a free for all, with the men throwing water back. 14th April 2013. Khagrachari. Chittagong Hill Tracts. Photo: Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

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One Response to Shubho Biju, Shubho Nobo Borsho, Happy Bangla New Year 1420

  1. Ian Wilson says:

    A very happy new year 1420 from the Wilson family UK.

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