Kothin Chibor Dan, a traditional practice deeply rooted in the cultural fabric of certain communities, holds a significant place in the social and economic spheres of these societies. This article delves into the origins, practices, importance, challenges, and ways to preserve this age-old tradition. Understanding the Tradition and Its Origins Historical Context The roots of

Bangladesh, a land steeped in rich cultural heritage, celebrates a plethora of festivals throughout the year, each offering a glimpse into its vibrant tapestry of traditions. Among these, Kali Puja stands out as a fervent ode to devotion, spirituality, and community bonding. Rooted in Hindu mythology, this auspicious occasion commemorates the divine feminine energy embodied

Durga Puja, the much-awaited festival, brings an air of festivity and fervor to Bangladesh, where communities come together to celebrate the victory of good over evil. This article delves into the heart of Durga Puja in Bangladesh, exploring its significance, traditions, and the joy it brings to millions. Origins and Significance Durga Puja traces its

The Day of Ashura: A Time for Reflection and Commemoration Hey there, folks! Today, we’re diving into the significance of the Day of Ashura, a day that holds immense importance in the hearts of millions around the globe. So buckle up and let’s explore this meaningful observance together. Understanding the Day of Ashura Alright, let’s

Eid-al-Adha (Festival of the Sacrifice) is the second of two religious holidays celebrated on the 10th Dhul hijja of the lunar Islamic calendar, by Muslims worldwide each year. In the morning on the Eid day, after congregation prayers people thank God for the animal and the sacrifice takes place (usually cows, goats, camels). The meat

Eid-al-Fitr (Breaking of the Fast) is the largest religious festival of Muslims and marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer; it is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. Many Muslims attend communal prayers seeking divine blessings, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity

It is a traditional age-old rowing sport of Bangladesh. The sport uses traditional Bangladeshi boats known as Nouka. Each team in a Nouka Baich competition consists of 25 to 100 members. Boats with motor engines are not allowed. In every boat there is a leader who does not row, rather acts as an energiszer for

Buddha Purnima or Boishakhi Purnima is the biggest religious festival in the Buddhist community; celebrated following the Buddhist calendar and falls on the day of full moon in Bengali month Baishakh (April-May) which is on the 5th or 6th lunar month. It marks three important events in the life of Gautam Buddha – his birth

Baisabi Festival — usually celebrated as “Biju” by the Chakma and Tanchyanga, “Shangrai” as Marmas and “Baisuk” or “Baisu” by Tripuras — is the fundamental social celebration of the tribal individuals in the hilly areas of Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachhari. Every tribe has their own specific manner of praising this celebration. For instance: Biju is

It is the first day of the Bengali calendar, celebrated on 14th April in Bangladesh, West Bengal state of India and by minor Bengali communities. The traditional greeting for Bengali New Year is ; “Shubhô Nôbobôrsho” which is, “Happy New Year”. Bangladesh is a nation of culture and festive where people wait restlessly to celebrate

Bengali Independence Day is celebrated on 26th March and is a national holiday. It commemorates the country’s declaration of independence from Pakistan, in the late hours of 25th March, 1971, by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The day is commonly associated with parades, political speeches, fairs, concerts, and ceremonies, and various

It is the national book fair of Bangladesh, arranged every year by Bangla Academy and takes place for whole month of February in Dhaka. This event is dedicated to the martyrs who died on 21st February 1952, in a demonstration calling for the establishment of Bengali as one of the state languages of former United

Introduction: Embracing the Colors of Pohela Falgun Pohela Falgun, the first day of spring, heralds a new beginning filled with colors, warmth, and joy in the heart of Bangladesh. This vibrant festival marks the end of the gloomy winter months and welcomes the season of blossoms with open arms. Let’s delve into the cultural richness

Saraswati puja is one of the religious festivals in the Hindu community, celebrated throughout the country with traditional gaiety, religious ferver and spiritual pursuit of knowledge. She is the goddess of knowledge, art, music and culture. She represents power, creativity and inspiration and presents herself as fair, wearing a white sari and a garland of

Bishwa Ijtema, the world’s second-largest Muslim congregation after Hajj, started on the banks of the River Turag in Tongi, Bangladesh. Organized by Tablighi Jamaat, this annual event is a major spiritual gathering for Muslims globally and resumed after a two-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Spiritual Commencement: A’mbayan by Maulana Ziaul Haque The inauguration