1.JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE ALL THE WAY...
Bengalis love festivals. ?Baro maashe tero parbon? fail to suffice their thirst for more festivities. So, Santa Clause comes to town to quench this thirst with his bag full of gifts! Park Street is the most happening place at this time of the year decorated with its absolutely gorgeous Christmas look. Time flies by merrily and Bengalis hang around in this beautifully decorated part of the City of joy!
2.WHERE?S THE PARTY TONIGHT?
It?s the season of parties and celebrations. Christmas parties, New Year parties and much more! Wedding parties of friends or relatives are particularly more fun during winter.
Winter brings loads of picnic plans with it. You will hardly find a Bengali at home during weekends, because they are already on a picnic! There are family picnics, friends' picnics, family friends' picnics, colleagues' picnics... picnics with anyone a Bengali is acquainted with! The mouth watering Kosha mangsho is a must in the picnic menu!
4.BLESS YOUR SWEET TEETH
Bengal is famous for its Roshogollas. These Roshogollas just get a bit fluffier and tastier during winter with the addition of nolen gur! The same happens for the shondeshes as well! These mouth watering winter delicacies are something every Bengali waits for, throughout the year!
5.SHOP TILL YOU DROP!
It?s that time of the year when shopping becomes an ultimate need! Shopping for the winter outfits, no matter if you get to wear it for only two and a half months, is extremely necessary owing to the fact the number of parties or get-togethers and reunions you have to attend. The increased number of fairs in the city just allures the Bengalis to shop more!
6.LISTEN TO THE CALL OF THE SEAS...
The winter vacations make the Bengalis pack their bags and go for exploring new places. However, not all Bengalis plan such long trips, the beloved Bengali vacation destinations- Digha and Mandarmani get crowded with travel loving Bengalis.
7.POUSH TODER DAAK DIYECHHE...
The Poush Mela in Santiniketan makes the Bengalis get attached to their roots in a more firm manner with the tunes of Baul music filling up the air of land of Tagore.
8.THE TALE OF TASTES...
Soon after the New Year dawns, in the middle of January, Bengal celebrates Posh Parbon which marks the end of the month of Poush. On this day, the kitchens of every Bengali home are filled with the aroma of nolen gur. The traditional Bengali dishes are cooked which include Patishapta, Dudh Puli, Nolen gurer Payesh, Pea kachuri with alur dom to name a few. Most Bengalis' mouth waters by just hearing the name of these dishes!
9.THE ULTIMATE LYADH!
Winter is the season of curling up under the blanket, afternoon chats on the rooftop under the Sun, enjoying the juicy oranges and coffee. So, this season demands us to pamper ourselves, so the best time to be lazy is now!
So, there are ample reasons to love winter. Put on your pullovers and mufflers and go enjoy the chilled weather your own way!