Bengali New Year Preparation 1424 . . . 

10 April, 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi students of the Institute of Fine Arts in Dhaka University busy to making the colorful masks and pottery for the preparation of Bengali New Year Celebration in Bangladesh. Pahela Baishakh Bengali New Year also called Pohela Boishakh, is the traditional new year day of the Bebgali people . It is celebrated on 14 April as a national holiday in Bangladesh, and on 14 or 15 April in the India states of West Bengal, Tripura and elsewhere by people of Bengali heritage, irrespective of their religious faith. The festival date is set according to the lunisolar Bengali calendar as the first day of its first month Baishakh. In Bangladesh The UNESCO added the Mangal Shobhajatra festival on Pahela Baishakh among other new items to the safeguarding intangible cultural heritage list during their 11th session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that runs from 28 November to 02 December.

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International Women’s Day Observed in Dhaka 

Women in Dhaka, Bangladesh gather outside on March 8, 2017, to mark International Women’s Day. At the worldwide demonstrations, many women focused their protesting on an end to wage gaps and the legalization of abortion. This region focused on demanding an end to child marriage. This year the theme of International Women’s Day is ” be bold for change” . 

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[Shooter Diaries] 2014

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Fireworks lit up at Bangabandhu National Stadium next to the National Mosque during the grand opening and celebration ceremony concert of the World Cup Cricket T20 on 13 March, 2014. The T20 World Cup does not have an opening ceremony but the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) arranged the ‘celebration concert’ to broadcast the beginning of the world event. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced the opening and welcomed the cricketers and guests to Bangladesh for the mega event, T20 World Cup Photo by Monirul Alam

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Durga Puja Celebration Preparation | Dhaka

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Sep. 29, 2011 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – A Bangladeshi sculptor makes idols for the Hindu religious festival Durga Puja at Shakharibazaar in old Dhaka city. The five-day-long Durga Puja celebration will begin in the first week of October. Dhaka September 2011.©Monirul Alam