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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
West Bengal

Festivals and Fairs


▪ Durga Puja ▪ Diwali ▪ Muslim Festivals ▪ Festival of Sahajiya Sect ▪ Orthodox Vaishnava festivals
▪ Rathayathra ▪ Holi ▪ Rabindra Jayanti ▪ Birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
▪ Dussera ▪ Fairs ▪ Sri-Panchami ▪ Birthday of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Birthday of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

The celebration of the birthday of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa is another notable religious festival held every year on a day in early March at the Belur Math, headquarters of the Ramakrishna mission. The
solemn observance draws not only Hindus but people of other religions and Non-Indians, and lakhs of people converge there to pay homage to the great saint. Hindu and Muslim Saints of local fame are commemorated in countless fairs and celebrations in every part of West Bengal. Every old temple has its annual day when pilgrims gather there and inevitably a fair of big or small size comes up around it.