Durga Puja is the biggest festival of the year for Bengali Hindus. The dates are set according to the traditional Hindu calendar. Whereas Bengali workers will be off next week from Tuesday to Thursday to celebrate, in the West the celebrations move to the weekend.
The Belfast Bengali Cultural Association are organising this year’s festivities over this weekend in the Olympia Community Centre (Boucher Road, BT12 6NA, beside Olympia Leisure Centre). I’m sure they’d welcome you if you poke your head around the door to find out more.
You can see more about last year’s festivities in the video below.