Porobashy Boishakh and Launch of Theatre Folks

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Theatre Folks organized  Porobashy Boishakh 1418 celebrating the Bangla New year and launching of the new theatre group( Theatre Folks) in Oxford.

Date : April 17, 2011,  at 12pm

place: 89 Summertown house, 369 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7RB

Bengali New Year (Bengali: নববর্ষ Nôbobôrsho) or Poyela Boishakh (পহেলা বৈশাখ Pôhela Boishakh or পয়লা বৈশাখ Pôela Boishakh) is the first day of theBengali calendar, celebrated in both Bangladesh and West Bengal, and in Bengali communities in Assam and Tripura. It coincides with the New Year’s Days of numerous Southern Asian calendars.

Poila Boishakh connects all ethnic Bengalis irrespective of religious and regional differences. In India, in West Bengal and Assam it is a public (state) holiday and is publicly celebrated in mid April. In Bangladesh, it is a national holiday celebrated around 14 April according to the official amended calendar designed by the Bangla Academy.

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