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Bengali Festival Calendar 2017

There is a saying in Bengali that Bengalis have “Baro Mashe Tero Parbon” which literally translated in English means that Bangalees celebrate thirteen festivals in twelve months.

Indeed, Bangalees love to enjoy festivals, wherever they are – in West Bengal, Tripura and other places in India or outside India. For Bengalis, unlike many other communities of India, festival has a different meaning. It is religion, festivity, carnival and enjoyment, all rolled into one. Bengalis are perhaps the only community who has the custom of community worship (Barowari Puja).

Of all Bengali festivals, obviously Durga Puja is the foremost and biggest. There is now a big entertainment industry growing around Durga Puja with big budget theme pujas, cultural fest, beauty contests, food festivals as accessories.

Bengali Festival Calendar 2017

List of Festivals 1424 according to Bengali Calendar

List of Festivals 1424 according to Bengali Calendar

January 2017
14 Saturday Makar Sankranti
15 Sunday Magh Bihu


February 2017
01 Wednesday Saraswati Puja
10 Friday Chandra Grahan
12 Sunday Kumbha Sankranti
24 Friday Maha Shivaratri
26 Sunday Surya Grahan


March 2017
12 Sunday Dol Purnima
14 Tuesday Meena Sankranti


April 2017
05 Wednesday Rama Navami
14 Friday Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti
15 Saturday Pohela/Poila Boishakh Bengali New Year (PĂ´hela Boishakh) 2017
28 Friday Akshaya Tritiya

See Boishakh Bengali Calendar

May 2017
09 Tuesday Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
10 Wednesday Buddha Purnima
14 Sunday Vrishabha Sankranti


June 2017
03 Saturday Ganga Puja
15 Thursday Mithuna Sankranti
25 Sunday Ratha Jatra

July 2017
09 Sunday Guru Purnima
16 Sunday Karka Sankranti


August 2017
07 Monday Rakhi Bandhan, Chandra Grahan
12 Saturday Nag Panchami
14 Monday Janmashtami *Smarta
15 Tuesday Janmashtami *ISKCON
17 Thursday Simha Sankranti
21 Monday Surya Grahan
25 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi


September 2017
17 Sunday Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
19 Tuesday Mahalaya
26 Tuesday Kalparambha, Akal Bodhon
27 Wednesday Durga Saptami
28 Thursday Durga Ashtami
29 Friday Maha Navami
30 Saturday Vijayadashami
October 2017
05 Thursday Lakshmi Puja
17 Tuesday Dhan Teras, Tula Sankranti
19 Thursday Dipabali, Kali Puja
21 Saturday Bhai Phonta
26 Thursday Chhath Puja
29 Sunday Jagaddhatri Puja


November 2017
16 Thursday Vrischika Sankranti
December 2017
16 Saturday Dhanu Sankranti


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