Customs, Traditions and Festivals
Bangladesh possesses an ancient socio-cultural heritage. Culture is a unique blend of traditional values, customs and external influences. Some of its customs and traditions are rooted in prehistorically, others are relatively recent.
Anniversaries, Fairs and Festivals play an important part in the social life of ordinary Bengalee. The biggest religious festival is Eid-ul-Fitr. Other Muslim Festivals include Eid-ul-Azha, Eid-e-Miladunnabi, Muharram and Shah-e-harat. Widely celebrated festivals of other communities include Durga Puja of the Hindus, Christmas of the Christians and Buddha Purnima of the Buddhists. Among the non-religious festivals, Bengali New Year's Day (Pahela Baishakh), Language Martyrs' Day, National Mourning Day, Independence Day and Victory Day are celebrated nationwide.
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