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Subho Noboborsho

Subho Noboborsho
10 Apr 2024

Every New Year brings with it joy and hope for the coming days. Pohela Boishakh, the Bengali New Year, is also celebrated with similar fanfare and fervour in the Eastern states of India. Observed every year on April 14th or 15th, Pohela Boishakh also marks the beginning of the Bengali fiscal calendar, signifying the beginning of new endeavours and ushering financial prosperity. Also known as Noboborsho or Borsho Boron Utshab, Pohela Boishakh is marked by devout prayers, delectable treats and delightful memories. What better way to ring in the New Year than with elegant outfits and exquisite jewellery?

A Fashion Facelift for your Celebrations

When dressing up for Pohela Boishakh, keep in mind that the festivities include pujas (worship) and other holy rituals. A traditional Garad saree in the iconic red and white combination can set the tone for the day and symbolise the coming together of traditional charm with the modern woman. If wearing a saree doesn’t appeal to you, a salwar kameez can also work wonders – another popular outfit option.

Pair your traditional attire with antique jewellery in gold. For instance, match your saree with gold studs and necklaces. For footwear, choose kitten heels to add an elegant yet stylish feel, and you will be all set to make heads turn. If you decide on other ethnic or indo-western outfits, pick either a heavy earring such as jhumkas, chandeliers, etc. or a combination of long chains and

rings. Layer your jewellery the right way. Too many pieces can make your entire outfit look cluttered.

If you want to go the traditional route, Bengali jewellery consists of spectacular pieces that can take your look from 0 to 100. From stunning bangles known as baala, kankan, churi, etc, to one-of-a-kind nosepins known as nakchabi, the options are endless.

Play Dress Up with your Tiny Tot

Why restrict their fun to games and gorging on treats? This Pohela Boishakh, let your kids too join in on the styling fun! While many parents and elders shy away from letting their kids wear precious jewellery due to the fear of losing these valuables, it can be seen as a learning experience for kids to wear something pretty and be responsible for their belongings.

Since children tend to be on their feet a lot, stick to lightweight jewellery that won’t hinder their movement. Choose jewellery that doesn’t hurt or irritate their skin. To make the occasion all the more festive and memorable, take them along for shopping and, if possible, allow them to pick a jewel that stands out for them.

Here’s To Everything Fun

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous Pohela Boishakh. May it be a blessed and blissful time for all!