What About Work Kalchar? What Does Bengal Do With So Many State Holidays?

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What About Work Kalchar? What Does Bengal Do With So Many State Holidays?

Illustration: Akshita Monga & Sushant Ahire

 

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ebruary 10 was an important day for Bengalis. It was celebrated as Valentine’s Day or Saraswati Puja, a day dedicated to the Goddess of learning and, as in this case, love. For the uninitiated, Saraswati Puja puts the spotlight on Bengali women, who hit the pandals and lovers’ nooks in basanti-coloured sarees, high heels, dazzling earrings, and blinding makeup, trailed by star-struck young men dressed in crisp kurtas.

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