Bengali New Year is referred to in Bengali as 'Pohela Boishakh' or 'Nabo Barsho'. In Bengali, Pohela stands for 'first' and Boishakh is first month of Bengali calendar. Nabo means new and Barsho means year. It is basically a harvest festival that celebrates the beginning of crop cycle in Bengal Baisakh also ushers in the beginning of the new agricultural season in Bengal.
Bengali New celebrated in both Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal, and in Bengali communities in the other Indian states, including Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand and Odisha. It coincides with the New Year's Days of numerous Southern Asian calendars.