Poush Mela is one of the important festivals in the district of Birbhum of West Bengal. The festival is celebrated at Shantiniketan in Birbhum with great splendor and magnificence and its diversity spreads world wide. The week long fair is celebrated with great joy and excitement. The Poush fair is the site for blending and mixing of different cultures with the true Bengali spirit, as people belonging to different cultures and traditions from different parts of country participate in the fair.
Poush mela is one of the major fairs organized at Shantiniketan which attracts large number of tourists not only from India but different countries of the world. The fair is famous for the perfect amalgamation of different cultures and traditions. Visitors enjoy the fair and experience the rich heritage of Bengal and the enjoyment is taken to the higher level by the splendid and mind blowing cultural performances of the students of Shantiniketan and live performances of Bengali folk music, notably baul music.
The fun filled week of the fair is full of different interesting activities. Apart from the cultural activities Poush Mela also presents collection of local artistic handicrafts and printed fabrics for all to buy and experience the Bengali spirit in true sense.
Time for celebration
The week long Poush mela is observed in the month of December. According to Bengali calendar, the fair falls on the 7th day of the Poush month.