Events in Bangladesh, Festivals, Sport, Music, Concerts

When you visit this amazing country you will likely find that even daily life in Bangladesh is filled with various traditions and festivals which reflect the countries unique culture. Some of the celebrations are nearly as old as the country itself while others are fairly recent. You will find that many customs, such as those involved with giving birth and naming a child as well as those surrounding marriage and death, have a distinct flavor and that each ethnic and religious group have their own way of noting these.

The vast majority of the customs and festivals of this dynamic country are centered around agriculture or religion. Examples of this are Nabonno – the festival of the new harvest – and pawhela boishAkh – the New Year. Being primarily a Muslim country, the many adherents of this faith regularly celebrate a number of religious festivals. Islamists celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha as well as Ramadan and numerous others. Hindus celebrate Durga Puja, Kali Puja and Janmastami while the Buddhists who live here celebrate Buddho Purnima. To add to the diversity, there are a number of Christians who live in the country and celebrate Christmas.

There are also a number of national celebrations such as Independence Day, Victory Day and Language Martyrs Day, which are celebrated by the vast majority of the country’s inhabitants on an annual basis. The many colorful fairs and festivals that are celebrated in the country are a time of joy, entertainment and zest for life. For many, Bangladeshi life would simply not be the same without them. We have listed a number of major annual festivals below, though there are many others that we have not mentioned. If you are visiting during a festival period, make sure that you get to see the festivities. It is a truly magical experience.

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Independence Day
National Mourning Day/World Mother Language Day
Durga Puja
Nazrul Jayanti
Langalbandh Mela