APCAT (Amar Pujo Cultural Association of Toronto) is a registered non-profit organization that strives to celebrate and promote the richness of the Bengali and Indian culture.
Picture this: a spirited bunch of young, vibrant Bengalis, bonded by a shared love for tradition and community, making waves in Toronto. Their mission? To summon the cherished echoes of childhood festivities.
As we gear up to commemorate Durga Pujo miles away from familiar faces and the comforting embrace of family, a tinge of nostalgia creeps in. Remember 'Mahalaya,' when the mesmerizing voice of Late Birendra Krishna Bhadra on the radio marked the advent of 'Debi-Pakhya'? Or the ethereal fragrance of 'Shiuli Phul', the allure of new attires, and the mouthwatering taste of Egg Rolls and Biriyani? Oh, and let's not forget the rhythmic beats of the Dhak, the heartfelt anticipation during 'Asthami Pushpanjali', and the sheer delight of 'Bijoyar Misti'. While some memories are irreplaceable, what we can rekindle is the warmth of camaraderie, moments brimming with unfiltered joy, and the infectious spirit of 'Nirbhejal Adda' and, of course, the irresistible allure of a traditional Bengali feast.
Join us in our endeavor to recreate the essence of togetherness and celebration; after all, that's what Amar Pujo is all about!!
On our 12th year, we extend our warmest invitation for you to come & spend your Durga Puja 2023 with us and redefine Bengali traditions in the Greater Toronto Area!