Yes, the timing this year sucks & I'm finding it hard to celebrate all things Bangla but keep on going because things can only get better this time next year inshAllah (I mean how much worse can we get?!) and thats something to look forward to eh?
Parentals went to some event as per usual though they didn't do the whole traditional red&white shaari + pitha in the afternoon thing (I can't remember if they ever did the shaari thing, though they most definitely did the pitha thing before). You can read up about this wonderful inclusive holiday (that involves BANGALIs, not just people from Bangladesh yo) here (wiki).
⇢ A very happy Bengali new year!
Hope it is good for you :).
(You post like a gazillion posts in one go :P)
⇢ Thanks! It was alright .. given Bangladesh's current political situation :/
(its because I have essays to do and exams to revise for :P if you check my archives, these months are when I'm most active :P fml.)
⇢ Happy new year to you!
⇢ Thanks Spanny :)