Things to Know Before Moving to Bengal

West Bengal
West Bengal

Use the titles ‘DADA’ and ‘DIDI’ to address males and females respectively, in order to give respect.

Durga Puja is the biggest festival that is celebrated in Bengal. Try to go to this celebration when invited.

Be prepared while discussing politics, as Bengalis are good debaters on this topic.

Assuming that every Bengali loves to fish and sweets is a stereotype. Do take care of this when you’re with Bengali people.

While speaking English, take care of grammar as a lot of Bengali people are concerned about it.

Number ‘3’ is considered unlucky in Bengal therefore; never ever give a gift or something which is 3 in number.

Don’t turn down the offer of sweets, as it may seem impolite.

Never look at someone by closing your one eye. It is seen as a sign of initiation of a fight between two people.

Do not say anything about the famous cricketer ‘Sourav Ganguly’, as most of the Bengalis are his fans.

A lot of non-Bengalis try to say ‘I love you in Bengali in front of Bengalis. Try not to do it, as they’re tired of hearing it.

Use the titles ‘DADA’ and ‘DIDI’ to address males and females respectively, in order to give respect.

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