List of festivals in Bangladesh

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This is a list of festivals in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is a country of colourful celebrations. The people celebrate their faith, life, liberty, nature, elation, and achievements round the year through a wide variety of fairs and festivals, organized with inexorable enthusiasm and intricate details. Some Bengali fairs and festivals have recorded history of over 2000 years. Festivals in Bangladesh fall into four major categories: religious festivals, national events, cultural festivals, tribal festivals. Although a few festivals are primarily meant for particular sections of the population, all the festivals have now attained universal reach throughout the country.

Religious observance[edit]

Eid prayer in Comilla

Muslim[edit]

Hindu[edit]

Buddhist[edit]

Christian[edit]

Patriotic and National Observances[edit]

Cultural festivals[edit]

Celebrations of Pahela Baishakh at Dhaka
Bangladeshi girls taking Selfie at Pahela Falgun festival.

General[edit]

Music[edit]

Folk[edit]

  • Pahela Baishakh - on the 1st day of the Bengali calendar and summer festival; also called Bangla Noboborsho; Wearing colour:   [27]
  • Boshonto Utshob - Spring festival also known as Pohela Falgun; Wearing colour:   [28]
  • Nabanna - Winter and harvest festival; Wearing colour:   [29]
  • Borsha Utshob - Monsoon festival; Wearing colour:   
  • Nouka Baich - Boat racing festivals held after the monsoon when rivers are filled

Others[edit]

Fairs[edit]

Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka

Local events[edit]

Shakrain kite festival, Dhaka

Public holidays[edit]

References[edit]

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