Time: late December
Significance: the fair is held to celebrate the commemoration of
Rabindranath Tagore's Shantiniketan
Poush mela is a three day long event that is held every year to mark
the commemoration of Rabindranath Tagore's Shantiniketan. Calcutta Poush
mela usually takes place during late December. It is during this fair
that prayers are offered. The celebration of Poush mela of Kolkata India
is not just limited to the religious aspect, but also extends to the
display of folk performances and conduct of cultural fests and craft
bazaars. In fact, it can be said that this three day long festival cum
fair gives an absolutely fantastic opportunity to the tourists to
explore the culture of Shantiniketan. It has been able to attract more
and more number of tourists every year. The last day of fair is
dedicated to all those who were associated with Shantiniketan.
Here is given information on the Poush Mela of Calcutta/Kolkata India.