Festivals and Fairs In Kolkata
Durga Puja in Kolkata
During the festive season, Kolkata gets dressed in sublime lights and stays aroused 24 hours adoring the city with flashes of the splendid decor of the goddesses in various imaginative forms. It is this time of the year, Kolkata decks up like a vivid puerile bride. The streets get embellished with pandals (ephemeral decorative scaffolds of temples), imaginatively adorned architectural models of the Goddesses magnetizing visitors from around the country.
Kali Puja in Kolkata
Saraswati Puja in KolkataAnother important Puja among Bengalis is the Saraswati Puja or Vasant Panchami celebrated by students commemorating the homecoming of Goddess Saraswati (icon of learning). In Bengal, this Puja is celebrated in schools and educational institutes that provide an opportunity for the regrouping of the students.
Bhai Dooj in KolkataBhai Dooj is celebrated after two days of Diwali by sisters for the good health and long life of their brothers. This particular festival reinforces the affection of love between a brother and a sister.
Holi/Doljatra in Kolkata
With the splendor of spring processing the contours with vibrant flowers, the God of romance and love celebrates the season with a magnificent revelry of colors on the full moon day of Phalgun, the month of blossom and beauty. The spring festival of colors, Holi is also known as Doljatra where the season rejoices in devotion and love for Krishna, a confluence of divine adoration and festive celebrations.
Rath Yatra in Kolkata
Similarly, cosmopolitan Kolkata dances in the array of other major festivals like, Eid-ul-Fitr, Muharram,Christmas and major festivals of the Indian brotherhood rejoicing the liveliness of cultural diversity in the state.
Fairs in KolkataApart from these religious festivals, the city also hosts several trade and technological fairs. Various cultural festivals like National Theatre Festival, Jatra Festival, Calcutta Film Festival and music conferences are also organized in the city to encourage cultural genius of the country. Every occasion you can dream of being celebrated with gaiety, pomp and piety, providing a spectacle that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. It is one of the main cities in India who have preserved the ethnicity and cultural heritage where the richness of tradition, art and literature clings proximate to every Kolkatans.
Kolkata Book Fair
Kolkata Book Fair is one of the largest book fairs in the country held every year from the end of January till early February. This 12-day long Book Fair is held over a large area of "Milan Mela" near Science City on E.M.Bypass.
Dover Lane Music ConferenceThe Dover Lane Music Conference initially started as a small get together of some music lovers in the lanes of Kolkata. But as time flew, it became the biggest musical event in Kolkata. The festival is organized at Nazrul Mancha every year between January 22 and 26. Renowned classical singers from various parts of India come here to participate in the mega musical event.
Kolkata Film FestivalThe Kolkata film festival is organized every year in the month of November. It is a gala event, showcasing films from various countries. This week long festival brings the film fraternity to Kolkata.
National Theatre FestivalNational Theatre Festival is probably the biggest event in the Indian Theatre Calendar. It is organized in the month of December every year. Usually, the festival is held at the Academy of Fine Arts attracting thousands of theatre lovers from various parts of the country and also from abroad.
Jatra FestivalJatra is a form of entertainment, exclusive in Bengal and Orissa. A month-long festival of Jatra shows are held at Rabindra Kanan, Chitpur during the months of December and January. Various Jatra groups of Bengal and Orissa participate in this festival to demonstrate their talents.
Details of Fair Organizers in Kolkata
Kolkata Book FairGuild House 2B, Jhama Pukur Lane
Kolkata - 700009
Phone: +91-33-2360 4588, 2354 4417
Fax: +91-33-2360 4566
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tentative Timings : January
Crafts BazaarDev. Comm of Handicrafts
Mso Bldg., 3rd Floor, ?A? Wing
B1-Df, Salt Lake City
Kolkata - 700 064
Phone : 033-2334-5601/5403
Tentative Timings : January
Sonar SansarSwarno Silpo Bachao Committee
185, B.B. Ganguly Street
Kolkata ? 700 012
Tentative Timings : March-April
Technology FairFed of Scientists, Engineers, & Technicians
15, Lindsay Street
Tentative Timings : January-February
Vidyasagar MelaBangiya Saksharata Prasar Samiti
6a, Serpentine Lane
Kolkata ? 700 014
Phone : 033-2245-6712
Tentative Timings : November-December