In Bolpur Santiniketan, seasonal changes bring their own colours and beauties with various festivals. Poush Mela, Basanta Utsav, Barsha Mangal, Rabindra Jayanti and lots of others festivals create delightful environment throughout the year. Mainly two festivals Poush Mela & Basanta Utsav are very popular worldwide. Every year thousands of tourists across the world come here to celebrate these programs.
Poush Mela (পৌষ মেলা) is an annual fair and festival that takes place in Santiniketan, marking the harvest season. Commencing on the 7th day of the month of Poush, the fair officially lasts for three days, although vendors may stay until the month-end. The fair includes live performances of Bengali folk music, such as Baul, Kirtan and Kobigan.
Basanta Utsav (বসন্ত উৎসব) literally means the ‘celebration of spring’. Falgun and Chaitra according to the Bengali calendar is the season of Dol Utsav. During this season nature shows its own beauty with colourful flowers of Palash, Shimul etc. The beautiful tradition of celebrating spring festival in Bengal was first started by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan.