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EVENTS 2002
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JAN : NO DATE - BISWA IJTEMA. AFTER HAJJ, IT IS THE LARGEST
CONGREGATION OF THE MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD.

FEB : 17 - SARASWATI PUJA, LIKE MINERVA IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY
DEVI SHARASHWATI IS REGARDED AS GODDESS OF WISDOM
IN HINDU MYTHOLOGY.
23 - EID AL ADHA- FEAST OF SACRIFICE, THE CULMINATION
OF THE HAJJ OR HOLY PILGRIMAGE.

MAR : 13 - SHIVA RATRI, HINDU RELIGIOUS CEREMONY, WORSHIPING
LORD SHIVA.

MAR : 15 - MUHARRAM, "MICHIL" (PROCESSION) OF DHAKA CITY IS
A CEREMONIAL MOURNFUL PROCESSION OF MUSLIMS
26 - INDEPENDENCE DAY, BIGGEST STATE FESTIVAL, MOST
BEFITTINGLY OBSERVED & CAPITAL WEARS FESTIVE LOOK
NO DATE - BUDDHA PURNIMA, BUDDHISTS COMMEMORATE BIRTH AND
ENLIGHTENMENT OF BUDDHA.

APR : 14 - PAHELA BAISHAKH, BENGALI NEW YEAR'S DAY IS GAILY
OBSERVED IN CITIES & VILLAGES THROUGHOUT THE
COUNTRY, MOST COLORFUL DAYLONG GATHERINGS AT
RAMNA PARK, DHAKA, TOURNAMENTS, BOAT RACES ETC.
ARE HELD AMIDST GREAT JUBILATION. MANY FAIRS ARE
HELD IN DHAKA, OTHER TOWNS AND VILLAGES.
NO DATE - LANGALBANDH MELA, A PLACE NEAR SONARGAON (ABOUT
27 KM. FROM DHAKA) A VERY ATTRACTIVE FESTIVAL.

MAY : 08 - RABINDRA JAYANTI, BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NOBLE
LAUREATE RABINDRANATH TAGORE, TAGORE IS WRITER OF
NATIONAL ANTHEM OF BANGLADESH.
26 - NAZRUL JAYANTI, NATIONAL POET KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM,
NATIONAL POET KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM IS FAMOUS AS
REBEL POET FOR HIS FIERY WRITINGS.

AUG : 15 - NATIONAL MOURNING DAY- THIS DAY OBSERVED THROUGH-
OUT COUNTRY TO PAY RESPECT & HOMAGE TO SACRED
SOULS OF THE MARTYRS'
31 - JANMASHTAMI, BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF LORD KRISHNA.
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NOV : 06-05DEC- MONTH OF RAMADAN, WHEN ALL MUSLIMS KEEP FAST
ALL THROUGH THE DAY & ONLY EAT IN NIGHT AFTER
DOING THE PRAYER. ALL THROUGH THE MONTH
12 - SHAB-E-BARAT (LAILATUL BARAT).

DEC : 06 - "EID AL FITR", FEAST TO MARK END OF RAMADAN MONTH.
BIGGEST FESTIVAL FOR MUSLIMS. ON THIS DAY PEOPLE
GREET EACH OTHER & DISTRIBUTE SWEETS.
16 - VICTORY DAY CELEBRATIONS

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EVENTS 2001
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JAN : NO DATE - BISWA ISTEMA, AFTER HAZZ, IT IS THE LARGEST
CONGREGATION OF THE MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD.

FEB : 10 - SHARASHWATI PUJA, LIKE MINERVA IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY
DEVI SHARASHWATI IS REGARDED AS GODDESS OF WISDOM
WISDOM IN HINDU MYTHOLOGY.
21 - NATIONAL MOURNING DAY & WORLD MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY,
EVERY YEAR, THIS DAY OBSERVED THROUGHOUT COUNTRY
TO PAY RESPECT & HOMAGE TO SACRED SOULS OF THE
MARTYRS' OF LANGUAGE MOVEMENT OF 1952.

MAR : 03 - SHIVA RATRI, HINDU RELIGIOUS CEREMONY, WORSHIPING
LORD SHIVA.
05 - BUDDAH PURNIMA, BUDDHISTS COMMEMORATE BIRTH AND
ENLIGHTENMENT OF BUDDHA.
06 - EID-UL-AZHA, FESTIVAL OF SACRIFICE.

MAY : 26 - INDEPENDENCE DAY, BIGGEST STATE FESTIVAL, MOST
BEFITTINGLY OBSERVED & CAPITAL WEARS FESTIVE LOOK.

APR : 14 - PAHELA BAISHAKH, BENGALI NEW YEAR'S DAY IS GAILY
OBSERVED IN CITIES & VILLAGES THROUGHOUT COUNTRY,
MOST COLORFUL DAYLONG GATHERINGS AT RAMNA PARK,
DHAKA, TOURNAMENTS, BOAT RACES ETC. ARE HELD
AMIDST GREAT JUBILATION. MANY FAIRS ARE HELD IN
DHAKA, OTHER TOWNS AND VILLAGES.
30 - MUHARRAM, MUHARRAM "MICHIL" (PROCESSION) OF DHAKA
CITY IS A CEREMONIAL MOURNFUL PROCESSION OF MUSLIMS
NO DATE - LANGALBANDH MELA, A PLACE NEAR SONARGAON (ABOUT
27 KM. FROM DHAKA) A VERY ATTRACTIVE FESTIVAL.

MAY : 08 - RABINDRA JAYANTI, BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NOBLE
LAUREATE RABINDRANATH TAGORE, TAGORE IS WRITER OF
NATIONAL ANTHEM OF BANGLADESH.
26 - NAZRUL JAYANTI, NATIONAL POET KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM,
NATIONAL POET KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM IS FAMOUS AS REBEL
POET FOR HIS FIERY WRITINGS.
NO DATE - LANGALBAND, A HOLY BATHING RIVER BANK FOR HINDUS
SINCE THE VEDIC TIME.

JUN : 30 - EID-E-MILADUNNABI, HAPPY BIRTHDAY OF THE PROPHET,
PROPHET MUHAMMAD WAS BORN AND DIED THE SAME DAY
ON 12TH RABIUL AWAL.

JUL : 12 - RATHA JATRA.

AUG : 23 - JANMASHTAMI, BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF LORD KRISHNA.

OCT : 10 - DURGA PUJA, DURGA PUJA, THE BIGGEST FESTIVAL OF
HINDUS IN THE COUNTRY, CONTINUES FOR TEN DAYS

NOV : 12 - SHAB-E-BARAT (LAILATUL BARAT).

DEC : 16 - VICTORY DAY.
17 - EID-UL-FITR, CELEBRATES END OF THE FASTING MONTH.
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