Bengali New Year Celebrations
Pohela Boishakh translates as the Bengali New Year. It is celebrated on April 14th as a national holiday in Bangladesh. The festival is celebrated with processions, fairs, music and dance and many colorful decoration. The traditional greeting for this occasion is Shubho Noboborsho!
The Mongol Shova Jatra, also known as the Boishaki Parade, is one of the many ways our community celebrates this holiday.
Boishaki 1426-Bengali New Year 2019
In celebration of the Bengali New Year, BIPA also holds an eventful show following the parade. There are many performances in poetry, singing, and dancing as well as a few speeches given by our special guests.
Boishaki Show- 2019- York College Performing Arts Center
Concept and Coordination: Selima Ashraf
Folk songs is unique in its ability to comment on social relations, to explore the individual and the universal. It does not have a fixed musical grammar or structure that it follows. "Polligeete", or songs of the village, are characterized by the love for the village.
Songs of Harmony
Concept and Coordination: Annie Ferdous