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    Durga Puja 2019 Come and celebrate Durga Puja from Friday, Oct 4th to Sunday, Oct 6th, 2019 at Santa Clara Fairgrounds in San Jose. More details...

    Prabasi - Past and Present!

    PRABASI is a non-profit socio-cultural organization of the Bengalis of the San Francisco Bay Area, founded in 1974. This is the largest and oldest organization of Bengalis and Bengali-loving people in Northern California. Our goals are broadly defined in our vision and mission statement. We have open communication with all our members. Prabasi also has an interesting history. To promote a feeling of togetherness, Prabasi is a membership based organization.

    Durga Puja Cultural Programs

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    These programs are FREE for Prabasi members. Get membership. Non-members will need to buy tickets. For group discounts contact booth [at] prabasi.org.

    Welcome to Prabasi

    Prabasi is a non-profit socio-cultural organization of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a membership-based organization whose focus is on the Bengali language and culture. Prabasi was formed in 1974 and is run by an elected Board of Directors. Prabasi organizes at least four cultural get-togethers every year - Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja and Anandamela. Besides it also organizes Bengali movie shows when available, annual new-year's eve parties and picnics. Prabasi is also instrumental in coordinating relief efforts when a natural disaster strikes.

    Durga Puja 2019

    durga_face3Every year Durga Puja brings us sweet reminiscences from Bengal - from the sound of dhaak, to the hustle-bustle of ladies trying to do their last minute shopping, to the smell of dhuno and shiuli. Professional programs this year will be a musical concert by Kumar Sanu on Saturday, October 5 and another concert by Anupam Roy on Sunday, October 6. See more...

    Dates: October 4 to October 6, 2019

    Venue: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose

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    Our members span all over the Bay Area between Marin County and Gilroy.

    Prabasi has been in existence since 1974 and serving Bengalis for more than 35 years. It meets regularly at least four times every year, out of which the main cultural celebrations are held during Durga Puja. It has a non-profit status in California, and is governed by an elected Board whose terms are normally three years.

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