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2016 Bengali New Year, Pohela Boishakh Date for Ashburn, Virginia, United States

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2016 Bengali New Year, Pohela Boishakh Date for Ashburn, United States

Pohela Boishakh On

14th
April 2016
(Thursday)
Bengali New Year
Bengali New Year

Mesha Sankranthi Moment


Sankranti Moment = 10:28 on 13th, April

Note - 24-hour clock with local time of Ashburn & DST adjusted for all Muhurat timings (if applicable)
2016 Bengali New Year, Pohela Boishakh

Mesha Sankranti is celebrated as Naba Barsha or Pohela Boishakh in West Bengal. Pohela Boishakh is the first day of the Bengali Calendar. Hence Pohela Boishakh is also known as Bengali New Year. Bengali New Year is celebrated in West Bengal and among Bengali communities in Assam and Tripura.

In Assam, Pohela Boishakh is celebrated as Bihu and also known as Assamese New Year.

King Shoshangko of ancient Bengal is credited with starting the Bengali era. The starting point of the Bengali era is estimated to be in 594 in the Gregorian calendar. Hence Bengali year is 594 less than the Gregorian calendar if it is before Pohela Boishakh or 593 less if it is after Pohela Boishakh.

Hence in Year 2016
Bengali Era before 14 April would be 1422 = 2016 - 594
Bengali Era after 14 April would be 1423 = 2016 - 593

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