Durga Puja 2019 Dates

Bengali Festival Calendar 2018

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 2018

List of Festivals 1424 according to Bengali Calendar

List of Festivals 1425 according to Bengali Calendar

January 2017
14SaturdayMakar Sankranti
15SundayMagh Bihu


February 2017
01WednesdaySaraswati Puja
10FridayChandra Grahan
12SundayKumbha Sankranti
24FridayMaha Shivaratri
26SundaySurya Grahan


March 2017
12SundayDol Purnima
14TuesdayMeena Sankranti


April 2017
05WednesdayRama Navami
14FridaySolar New Year, Mesha Sankranti
15SaturdayPohela/Poila Boishakh Bengali New Year (PĂ´hela Boishakh) 2017
28FridayAkshaya Tritiya

See Boishakh Bengali Calendar

May 2017
09TuesdayRabindranath Tagore Jayanti
10WednesdayBuddha Purnima
14SundayVrishabha Sankranti


June 2017
03SaturdayGanga Puja
15ThursdayMithuna Sankranti
25SundayRatha Jatra

July 2017
09SundayGuru Purnima
16SundayKarka Sankranti


August 2017
07MondayRakhi Bandhan, Chandra Grahan
12SaturdayNag Panchami
14MondayJanmashtami *Smarta
15TuesdayJanmashtami *ISKCON
17ThursdaySimha Sankranti
21MondaySurya Grahan
25FridayGanesh Chaturthi


September 2017
17SundayKanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja
26TuesdayKalparambha, Akal Bodhon
27WednesdayDurga Saptami
28ThursdayDurga Ashtami
29FridayMaha Navami
October 2017
05ThursdayLakshmi Puja
17TuesdayDhan Teras, Tula Sankranti
19ThursdayDipabali, Kali Puja
21SaturdayBhai Phonta
26ThursdayChhath Puja
29SundayJagaddhatri Puja


November 2017
16ThursdayVrischika Sankranti
December 2017
16SaturdayDhanu Sankranti


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