What is Festival?

An event traditionally staged by a community.
Celebrating some unique aspect of that community and their
traditions.
Sometimes they celebrates as a local or national holiday.
These celebrations offer a sense of belonging for religious, social and
ethnic group.
Festivals and Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a country where colorful fairs and festivals are held
throughout the year in a befitting manner and with great zeal and
zest.
With changes in social and economic structures, the nature of
festivals also changes, but some festivals are so deeply rooted in the
social organism that they continue to entertain people from
generation to generation.
Names of Different Festivals
Eid
Durga Puja
Buddha Purnima
Pahela Boishakh
Victory Day
World Mother Language Day
Independence Day
Ekushey Boi Mela
Jabbar-er Boli Khela
Holi Festival
Festivals in Pictures
Eid
Eid is the largest religious festival in Bangladesh.
In Eid-ul Fitr, it is celebrated after a month,Ramadan, of fasting and
on the 1st day of Shawal.
Eid-ul Adha is the second biggest festival celebrated in Bangladesh.


Durga Puja
 Durga Puja is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates
worship of the Hindu goddess Durga.
It celebrates in a six day long program.
Durga Puja festival epitomises the victory of Good over Evil.

Buddha Purnima
 Buddha Purnima is a holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists on
different days in different parts of the world.
It actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of
Gautama Buddha in southern tradition.
Pahela Boishakh
Pahela Boishakh is, the first day of Bangla new year, celebrated
through out the Bangladesh.
People celebrate this day by wearing traditional Bengali dress and by
eating hilsha fish with watered rice.
People wear colorful dress in this occasions and there are lots of
arrangements of cultural programs in city areas.

Victory Day
It is a national holiday celebrated on December 16 to commemorate
the victory of Bangladesh over the Pakistan in the Liberation War in
1971.
The celebration of Victory Day has taken place since 1972.
There is a joyous celebration of Victory Day in which popular culture
plays a great role.
World Mother Language Day
1 February is observed throughout the country to pay respect and
homage to the sacred souls of the martyrs' of Language Movement of
1952.
Nationals pay homage to the martyrs by placing flora wreaths at the
Shahid Minar.
The day has been declared World Mother Language Day by UNESCO.
Ekushey Boi Mela
Ekushey Grontho Mela is the national book fair of Bangladesh.
 It takes place over whole month of February each year, and is
dedicated to the agitators who died on 21 February 1952.
People from all walks of life attend this fair with great enthusiasm.
Independence Day
March 26 is the day of Independence of Bangladesh.
This day is most befittingly observed and the capital wears a festive
look.
 The citizens of Dhaka wake up early in the morning with the
booming of guns heralding the day.
Citizens from all walks of life place floral wreaths at the National
Martyrs Monument at Savar.
Jabbar-er Boli Khela
Boli Khela is a traditional form of wrestling in Bangladesh.
It is particularly popular in the Chittagong area.

Holi
Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours or the
festival of love.
It is an ancient religious Hindu festival.
In Bangladesh, It is celebrated with joy in Puran Dhaka.
Customs and Etiquette in Festivals
Meeting & Greeting
Gift Giving Etiquette
Dining Etiquette
Meeting and Greeting
People from different walks of life try to meet family and friends in
different festivals.
People visits places with their family and enjoy festivals.
Gift Giving
• Gifts are given to family members or friends in a festival.
• It is becoming a social convention nowadays.

Dining Etiquette
Family and friends are invited to dinner in different festivals.
Hosts always try to fulfill the demand of their guests with what they
have.

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