Cleveland Public Library Hosting Bangla New Year Celebration

Bangla New Year Celebration

Cleveland Public Library (CPL) will host Borsho Boron: Bangla New Year Celebration on Saturday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium. This family-friendly program is free and open to the community.

Performances, activities and fun for the whole family planned…

“We take pride in hosting programs and events that encourage a global perspective,” said Felton Thomas, director of CPL. “One of the best things about Cleveland is our ethnically diverse population, and this event is one way we can celebrate our rich culture right here in our city.”

Tied to the Hindu Vedic solar calendar, Borsho Boron (Bangla New Year) falls in mid-April and is celebrated by the Bangla people of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal.

Highlights of the celebration include:

  • A performance of Indian classical music performed by acclaimed sitar player Alif Laila and tabla player Debu Nayak.
  • Student art displays
  • Henna tattoo artists
  • Sampling of traditional foods

This celebration is free and open to the community. For more information, contact Outreach and Programming Services at 216-623-2921.