Baishakhi Mela: Bengali New Year

Last Sunday was Bengali New Year and the biggest celebration outside of South Asia took place around Weavers Fields, Allen Gardens and Brick Lane. 110,000 made it a record-breaking event.

Included in the festivities was a mechanical animal parade. We were down there for other reasons and didn’t get to see too much of the festival, but did manage a glimpse of a few floats starting off on the route. Here’s a few pictures of those. If you were down there and have some pics of your own to share, add them to the Flickr pool.

Baishakhi Mela Boat 2

Baishaki Mela Float

Baishaki Mela Dancers

Baishaki Mela

Baishaki Mela Flower Float

Baishaki Mela Turtle

Baishaki Mela Elephant 3

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