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The Bengali Tradition of Halkhata, New Accounts Ledger

Categories: South Asia, Bangladesh, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Economics & Business, History

The centuries old Bengali new years celebrations [1] include an important tradition, opening the Halkhata [2], a new ledger book for the year for the businesses. Blog Amader Kotha [3] explains what Halkhata is. The traditional red color ledger book signifies the marking of a new beginning and the festivities, rituals, hopes and uncertainties that come along with it.