Hay Festival Dhaka

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Hay Festival Dhaka
Venue Bangla Academy
Location(s) Romna, Dhaka
Country Bangladesh
Years active 2011-present
Inaugurated 2011
Patron(s) Hay Literary Festival

The Hay Festival Dhaka is a literary festival held in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. It is organized by the patrons of the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts in the United Kingdom. Hay Dhaka was founded by Peter Florence and Tahmima Anam in 2011, and has taken place annually since then.[1][2]

The festival is held on the historic grounds of the Bangla Academy in the Ramna district of Dhaka.


In 2011, Hay Festival was started for a day in experiment at the British Council, Dhaka.[3]


  1. ^ "Hay Festival Dhaka 2012". Hayfestival.com. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  2. ^ "New Age | The Outspoken Daily". Newagebd.com. 2012-11-22. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  3. ^ শুভময় হক (November 22, 2013). "Hay Festival in Dhaka". Prothom Alo. Retrieved November 25, 2015.