It is the day of the son-in-laws. If there is a "son-in-law day" anywhere in the world, it is here in Bengal!
This is a day where the mother-in-laws invite their daughters and son-in-laws for a sumptuous meal. Bengalis are, in general, foodies and this is demonstrated on this day where the quintessential Bengali mom-in-law treats her son-in-law with a plethora of dishes, the prominent among them being the head of a rohu or katla fish (machher muro) and garden-fresh mangoes. Since this festival is held in the month of April-May, the mom-in-law symbolically fans her son-in-law with handmade fans of dried leaves of palm tree.
Though with global moms-in-laws and sons-in-laws, this festival is gradually being forgotten, it is, even today, not uncommon to see in the streets of cities of Bengal, dhoti clad newlywed son-in-law with his beloved wife visiting his mom-in-law in a rickshaw with a pot full of Bengal’s own Rosogulla.
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