3rd Annual Bengali Festival


WHEREAS, the Third Annual Bengali Festival celebrates the rich heritage of Bangladeshi culture; and

WHEREAS, the Bengali Festival, hosted by Arlington County and Prio Bangla a non-profit, offers a chance for all Virginians to experience the social and cultural traditions celebrated by Virginia’s large Bengali community; and

WHEREAS, the Bengali Festival offers an array of traditional Bengali foods and entertainment, including handcrafts, arts, jewelry, and clothing; and

WHEREAS, the Bengali Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the large Bangladeshi-American community in Virginia, whose abilities and contributions strengthen Virginia’s economy; and

WHEREAS, the theme for this year’s celebration is “Let’s Celebrate the Cultural Diversity”, which emphasizes the importance of embracing culture and the richness it brings to life experiences;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 13, 2014, as the THIRD ANNAUL BENGALI FESTIVAL in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.