Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore in India in 2021

Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore in India in 2021

  Dates of Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore in India
2022 May 7
TripuraSat, May 7Regional Holiday
West BengalSat, May 7Regional Holiday
2021 May 9
TripuraSun, May 9Regional Holiday
West BengalSun, May 9Regional Holiday
2020 May 8
TripuraFri, May 8Regional Holiday
West BengalFri, May 8Regional Holiday
2019 May 7, May 9
TripuraThu, May 9Regional Holiday
West BengalTue, May 7Regional Holiday
2018 May 9
TripuraWed, May 9Regional Holiday
West BengalWed, May 9Regional Holiday
  Summary
Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music
  Which regions observe Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore in 2021?
  TripuraMay 9Regional Holiday
  West BengalMay 9Regional Holiday

When is the Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore?

Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore is a regional Indian holiday celebrated in Tripura and West Bengal.

In his lifetime, Tagore celebrated his birthday on the Pochishe Baisakh - the 25th day of Baisakh, the first month in the Bengali calendar. The corresponding date on the western calendar is either May 7th, May 8th or May 9th.

In 1861, the year of his birth, Pochishe Baisakh was May 7th, which is why West Bengal observes the holiday on May 7th, while Tripura will observe the specific day that Pochishe Baisakh falls on.

Who was Rabindra Nath Tagore?

Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath, poet, musician, and painter. He reshaped Bengali literature and music, by introducing new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language. Sometimes referred to as "the Bard of Bengal", he is generally regarded as the outstanding creative artist of early 20th-century India.

In 1913 he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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