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Happy New Year!

Written by Antje on April 18th 2013 21:40

Happy New Year! Last Sunday, we celebrated that the Bengal year of 1420 started. Here’s a brief photo-impression of the day. It was a national holiday and in our project it was celebrated with a procession from the hospital grounds to some nearby project housing 500 yards away. The photo’s below show how people got ready for the procession. The text on the signs, carried by the children, reads: “Happy Bengalese New Year 1420.” Unfortunately, you can’t hear the procession music on the photo’s: percussion and wind instruments, played very loudly.

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The afternoon had a cultural program where kids (and a few adults) sang and danced. De party tent in the picture if constructed from bamboo poles and fabric. They are put up in a few hours by professional party-tent-builders, that take them down even faster.

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Next was a flea market where just about anything was sold, from small delicacies to clothing and toys that fall apart after an afternoon of play.

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What I really liked, was all the kids in festive clothing.....

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