Nabanna (Festival of New Harvest) is a Bengali harvest celebration, usually celebrated by rural people across the country with food, dance and music in Bangladesh and in the Indian State of West Bengal in the Bengali month of Aghrahayan (Nov-Dec). A big attraction of the festival is food where local prepare a vast array of Bengali cuisine and share it amongst family and friends. One sweet and savoury dish can be found all around, called pitha. The festival is non-communal in nature where farmers celebrate the occasion with smiles and gratification. The celebration begins after harvest, when farmers return home with plenty of golden paddy. Fertility rituals are conducted which make the festival truly a harvest ritual. The festival gets a lot of support from the creative army of Bengali culture. Several poets, musicians, baul and painters flock to such mass gatherings.

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