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Bangladesh Heritage

Current Events

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BHESA Event in 2014

BHESA Event in 2014

Please feel free to browse through the list of our currently planned events. We are constantly updating this section as soon as new information arises.

  • Shadhinota Dibosh (Independence Day Celebration) (Events) Saturday, March 24, 2018

    Celebration of Independence Day of Bangladesh, which is a national holiday to commemorate Bangladesh's declaration of independence from Pakistan. Shadhinota Dibosh is celebrated on the 26th of March every year.

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  • Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year) (Events) Saturday, April 14, 2018

    Celebration of the Bengali New Year, the traditional new year day of the Bengali people. Pohela Boishakh on April 14 is a national holiday in Bangladesh.

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  • BHESA's Mother's Day Celebration (Events) Sunday, May 13, 2018

    BHESA's Mother's Day Celebration is an outdoor event tailored for women and their families including kids, where the focus is on food, sportive activities, games, and artistic competitions. Visitors can enjoy ethnic foods from Bangladesh and connect with the community.

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  • Iftar Party (Food Festival) (Events) Sunday, June 10, 2018

    Celebration of Iftar Party, a food festival where people gather together to break their fast after the month of Ramadan.

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  • Canadian Multiculturalism Day (Events) Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Celebration of the Canadian Multiculturalism Day, designated by the Government of Canada as an opportunity to celebrate diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect. Canadian Multiculturalism Day is observed on June 27 each year.

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  • BHESA's Children Festival (Events) Saturday, July 21, 2018

    BHESA's Children Festival is an outdoor event for the whole family, with sportive activities and artistic competitions, games, ethnic food and lots of fun. Visitors can enjoy ethnic foods from Bangladesh and connect with the community.

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  • Edmonton Heritage Festival (Events) Saturday, August 04, 2018

    Celebration of Edmonton's Heritage Festival, which is used to present peoples' cultural roots and communities.

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  • Eid-ul-Adha Reunion (Events) Saturday, September 08, 2018

    Celebration of the Eid-ul-Adha Reunion, and appreciation of the volunteers in the community.

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  • International Day of Peace (Events) Friday, September 21, 2018

    Celebration of the International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, a day dedicated to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace. The day is observed on September 21 each year.

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  • Formation of the Executive Committee Candidate List (Events) Saturday, November 17, 2018

    BHESA announces its canditates for the election of the Executive Committee 2019.

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  • Human Rights Day (Events) Monday, December 10, 2018

    Celebration of Human Rights Day, at which back in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10.

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  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) (Events) Tuesday, December 25, 2018

    At the Annual General Meeting BHESA will announce the elected Executive Committee for the coming year 2019.

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  • BHESA's New Year Celebration (Events) Monday, December 31, 2018

    Celebration of the new calendar year. As per the world's widely used calendar system, the Gregorian calendar, New Year falls on January 1st. As it is a common tradition, people attend parties, eat special foods, make resolutions for the new year, and watch fireworks displays.

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  • Ekushey February (Events) Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Celebration of International Mother Language Day, proclaimed in 1999 by UNESCO as an opportunity to celebrate the linguistic and cultural diversity of our communities in an effort to build peace and understanding between all nations and ethnic groups in our civilization. Ekushey is observed on the 21st of February each year.

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  • International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Events) Thursday, March 21, 2019

    Celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which is inspired by events in South Africa back in 1960, and an effort to promote elimination of all forms of racial discrimination. The day is observed annually on the 21st of March.

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