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The Bengali Tradition of Halkhata, New Accounts Ledger

Written by Rezwan On 1 May 2014 @ 15:30 pm | No Comments

In Arts & Culture, Bangladesh, Citizen Media, Economics & Business, English, History, Quick Reads, South Asia

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.

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[1] Bengali new years celebrations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pohela_Boishakh

[2] Halkhata: http://www.thedailystar.net/lifestyle/hal-khata-18968

[3] Amader Kotha: http://amaderkotha.com.bd/2014/04/07/halkatha-an-explanation/

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