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2020 Durga Puja Organized by Bengali Cultural Association of Arizona (BCAA)

by BCAA Press Release


Phoenix, AZ: Every year, BCAA organizes a grand Durga Puja celebration in the greater Phoenix area for its members and guests. This festival epitomizes the victory of good over evil, though it is also in part a harvest festival. This year, due to restrictions imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, BCAA’s Durga Puja is being celebrated online.

The one-day event would be live steamed online for its community members on October, 25th .

A host of cultural events by youth and adult members would be showcased using digital platforms. One of the highlights of this year’s celebrations is a show by international artists of repute which would be streamed from BCAA’s digital platforms on 23rd, 24th and 25th October. Many singers, musicians, poets and other talented artists would showcase their programs for audience in the community. BCAA’s literary magazine, “Sharodarghya” showcases literary and artistic talents from the community and would be available for everyone to view on the website.

Overall, BCAA plans to celebrate the rich and vibrant Bengali culture among the expatriate Bengali community in a novel medium. The restrictions imposed by the pandemic may have slowed us all down and forced everyone indoors, but it has not dampened the festive spirit and enthusiasm in the community which has time and again stood up to many challenges.  To check out our many initiatives this year and for more updates please visit our website

Bengali Cultural Association of Arizona (BCAA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate, and promote Bengali culture in the greater Phoenix area. It also regularly engages with international, national and local charities in driving community services. BCAA’s Youth Group strives to promote the vibrant Bengali culture among the next generation and drives charitable work for noble causes. Arizona Bangla and Cultural school provides great opportunities for kids to learn Bengali language and culture.