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Bangladesh Embassy in Mexico celebrates Bengali New Year 1430

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 29 May, 2023 12:00 AM
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The Bangladesh Embassy in Mexico City celebrated Bengali New Year 1430 at the Chancery on Saturday, with a vibrant and festive event.

Originally scheduled for April 14, the celebration was rescheduled to May due to the holy month of Ramadan.

The festivities commenced with the traditional "Procession for Wellbeing (Mongal Shovajatra)" from the Embassy premises, said a press release of Bangladesh Embassy in Mexico City.

The procession showcased a stunning array of ‘Pohela Boishakh' masks, including tepa putul, owl, tiger, peacock, and elephant head, as well as captivating festoons and banners.

Invited diplomats, members of the local Bangladeshi community, Embassy officials, and their family members participated in the procession.

Ambassador Abida Islam warmly welcomed all attendees and extended her heartfelt wishes for a happy Bengali New Year.

The backdrop of the event showcased the exquisite "shitalpati," a handcrafted mat that has been recognised by UNESCO as an "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity."

 This symbolic display represented the cultural richness of rural Bengal. Adding to the cultural exchange, the event featured impressive Boishakhi dances performed by Mexican dancers, who gracefully adorned sarees with 'Frida Kahlo motifs.'