Our Events Calendar for 2023 - 24

Indoor Games

"...place the stricker.....shuffle the cards...move the knights in armour....."
We begin this year with Indoor games in a cosy winter afternoon with Cards ( Bridge / Twenty Nine/ Rummy ), Chess and Carrom. Sandringham Community Centre, 18 Kitchener Street, Sandringham, Auckland

Anandomela

"Anandomela" is believed to be the first ritual of Durga Puja. It is usually a food festival aimed at bringing the best of home chefs with delicious and mouth-watering delicacies. This time Probasee is again hosting "Anandomela" on the occasion of the Durga Puja 2023. Western Springs Community Hall, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022

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Durga Puja

On all Gods request to save them from evil forces, the Holy Trinity of Bramha, Vishnu and Shiva let out the energy from Their bodies to create a new entity. All the gods chipped in with Their power and finally, Goddess Durga was formed. Durga Puja, is the most important festival of Bengal, India. It is also an occasion for reunion and rejuvenation, and a celebration of victory of good over evil. This year it will be celebrated at - NZ Athia Trust Hall, 37-39 Selwyn Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061

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Lakshmi Puja

Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth is worshipped just after Durga Puja. This Puja is called the Kojagori Lakshmi Puja. The word “kojagori’ is said to mean ‘the night of awakening’ and is derived from the question ‘Ko Jagorti?” meaning “who is awake?”. Thus to respond in the affirmative so as to be bestowed with Her Blessings, many stay awake on this night. We will celebrate Kojagori Lakshmi Puja at NZ Athia Trust Hall, 37-39 Selwyn Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061

Bijoya Sommeloni

Traditionally, this was the time when Bengalees visited friends and relatives’ houses and exchanged greetings. We at Probasee will have our get-together as post puja celebration. Venue: Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, May Road, Mt Roskill

Saraswati Puja

Basant Panchami is celebrated in honour of Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning who bequeaths the greatest wealth to humanity, the wealth of knowledge. Mother Saraswati is the consort of Lord Brahma, the creator. We will celebrate Saraswati Puja at NZ Athia Trust Hall, 37-39 Selwyn Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061

Annual picnic

Kiwi summer is great time to enjoy the outdoors, what a better way to plan out for a grand picnic with our families to enjoy the sizzling weather.. Watch out for mailers for the location and logistics.

Poila Baisakh - Bongo Mela

It is not just the first day of the year according to the Bengali calendar, but it is an emotion. Perhaps a day of craziness for Bongs. The ‘amej’ what you call as the mood starts setting with the onset of ‘Chaitra’ – the last month of Bengali calendar. Western Springs Community Hall 1, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022

Rabindra Nazrul Sandhya

Literature is an integral part of the culture of a nation; it has an indomitable power to rediscover the hidden self of its people which Bangla literature had impact on the people. It also enjoys a strong position in the global arena because of so many wonderful writings by Rabindranath Tagore, first Asian to win a Nobel prize (for literature), and Kazi Nazrul Islam, a rebel poet who was honoured as the national poet of Bangladesh. These two icons of Bengali literature were always in favour of the betterment of humankind. We celebate their birthdays jointly as our annual cultural showcase. Blockhouse Bay Community Centre, 524 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting for Probasee members Western Springs Community Hall 2, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022. Watch out for details in email comms from GS

Indoor Football

Its not about cultural, meetings, get together, also about Sporting Spirit as well and we at Probasee do have a lot of sporting events round the year. Watch out for mailers and enjoy our all year round sporting activities. Indoor Football: Venue TBC

Bangla Natok

The history of Bengali theatre goes back to the days even before the country had achieved its independence from British rule. Probasee had fair share of classics from past and outstanding plays being staged. Venue - Spotlight Theatre, Papatoetoe, TWO SHOWS