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Here’s how people celebrated Poila Baisakh in Kolkata

The day is celebrated as Bihu by the people in Assam, as Vishu in Kerala, and as Puthandu by the people in Tamil Nadu.

Here's how people celebrated Poila Baisakh in Kolkata

People take part in a procession to celebrate Bengali New Year. Many people, including theatre workers, dancers, artistes and academicians attended the procession this year. (Express photo: Shashi Ghosh)

Here's how people celebrated Poila Baisakh in Kolkata

Poila Baisakh also marks the beginning of the new financial year for the Bengali business community, who visit shops and buy valuables as it signifies good fortune. (Express photo: Shashi Ghosh)

Here's how people celebrated Poila Baisakh in Kolkata

This year, the much-awaited festival will be celebrated on April 15 (Monday). (Express photo: Shashi Ghosh)

Here's how people celebrated Poila Baisakh in Kolkata

People clean and decorate their houses to welcome the New Year, and also make beautiful colourful rangolis or alpona outside their homes. (Express photo: Shashi Ghosh)

Here's how people celebrated Poila Baisakh in Kolkata

The day is celebrated as Bihu by the people in Assam, as Vishu in Kerala, and as Puthandu by the people in Tamil Nadu. (Express photo: Shashi Ghosh)