Overview of Boishakhi mela

  • The Boishakhi Mela was launched in Brick Lane and celebrations of the Bengali New Year have been celebrated in England since 1997. The original event based in Bangladesh and West Bengal is called the Pohela Boishakh. The festival was created for the purpose of the Bengalis living in the UK. It was organized by the local people.
  • The Boishakhi Mela is a unique festival, which has been created by a generation of Bengali people who want to celebrate the Bangla New Year. It inspires the British Bengali community to be more creative during the arrival of the event, through the production and the presentation skills of excellent and innovative ideas through participation in the Boishakhi Mela, including the stage planning, music and dancing.
  • It also aims to gain recognition of the Bengali people in the London, by providing different cultures to some British people, and by encouraging them to participate in the event as well as recognising the Bengali presence in London. Also providing the people the skills and opportunities for the young aspirations as well as professional artists to perform their music or dances.

Why it is Celebrated

  • To celebrate the Bangla New Year
  • It aims to gain recognition of the Bengali people in the London, by providing different cultures to some British people, and by encouraging them to participate in the event as well as recognising the Bengali presence in London.
  • To provide the people to showcase their skills and opportunities for the young aspirations as well as professional artists to perform their music or dances.