Pahela Baishakh is the 1st day of Bangla new Year. It is a traditional festival in the life of Bangladeshis. This day is a public holiday. Every year the day is celebrated across the country with rejoicing. The Chhayanat,  a leading cultural organization, begins the day’s first program at down at Ramna Batamul at Dhaka. On this day men, women and particularly
youngsters wear traditional clothes and attend various programs to celebrate the day. The main attraction of the day is Baishakhi mela which  is held both in rural and urban areas of the country. People in cheerful mind visit Baishakhi Mela and buy different things. Different socio-cultural organizations arrange various programmes such as cultural functions, discussions and bringing out colourful processions. On this day traders and shopkeepers open halkhata in pursuance of the age of tradition. The government also take some programs on the occasion. BTV and Bangladesh Betar air special programs and national dailies bring out special supplements to mark the day. So everyone can participate and enjoy the  programs of the day.