Bengali New Year

Bengali New Year

A group of 4 volunteers, have organised an online cultural program for celebrating Bengali New Year on Saturday 17th April from 3 PM – 5 PM. All the Bengalis from Dublin and various counties such as Cork, Galway, Sligo, Donegal, Monaghan, Carlow etc are joining this online event – nearly 80-100 families (160-200 people) are joining the event. 

The group have invited a renowned Rabindra sangeet artist from India – Kolkata (Smt. Jayati Chakraborty) for the program, performing Rabindra sangeet (songs written and composed by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore). She will join us live online from India. She will be performing for 1 hour and then 1 hour local people (kids/adults) in Ireland will perform.

A number of dignitaries such as T.D. Emer Higgins, and councillors Punam Rane and Kazi Ahmed are joining the event. In addition, the Director of Indian Film Festival of Ireland is also joining.

As we begin with longer days, plenty of sunshine, blue sky, blooming flowers and lush green countryside in Ireland truly justifying its poetic name ‘Emerald Isle’, on the eastern side of the world in few states of India such as West Bengal and in the neighbouring country Bangladesh and numerous Bengali communities across the globe are preparing to embrace their New Year, ‘Pohela Boishak’- in the Gregorian calendar it falls on 15th April this year.

All Bengalis from Dublin and from various other counties of Ireland are coming together virtually to celebrate Poila Boishak this year on Saturday, 17th April and to mark this special occasion they have invited Ms. Jayati Chakraborty a renowned and eminent singer, an exponent of Rabindra Sangeet (songs written and composed by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore). Her renditions have won her numerous accolades and mesmerised audiences transcending geographical boundaries. Rabindra Sangeet has been an integral part of Bengali culture for over a century. The songs have inculcated distinctive characteristics in the Bengali music, popular in India and Bangladesh. The Bengalis are bringing it to Ireland this time.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah has worked in marketing and content creation for many years. In her role at Newsgroup, she is the online editor of www.newsgroup.ie with a particular interest in local news and events. Sarah also works closely with our editorial team on our printed editions in Tallaght, Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole/Saggart. If you have a story and would like to make contact please email Sarah at info@newsgroup.ie.

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