Shakrain:  January 14th & 15th

Shakrain is one of the most old, famous and annual festivals celebrated in Dhaka, Bangladesh at the end of the Bengali month Poush (Jan 14th or 15th). This day is known as Poush Sangkranti; it is a symbol of unity and friendship and celebrated mostly around the southern part of Dhaka city.

As part of the celebration, lots of colourful and designable kites are flown high from the rooftops around the area in the afternoon. It often takes the form of kite fighting, in which participants try to snag each others kites or cut other kites down. When night falls, fireworks lit up the sky of Old Dhaka and crackers. Flame-eaters also gather up on the roofs to entertain everyone with their skills of manipulating fire.

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