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Shakrain Festival

Shakrain Festival is an annual celebration in Dhaka, Bangladesh, observed with the flying of kites.  It occurs at the end of Poush, the ninth month of the Bengali calendar (January 14 or 15 in Gregorian calendar). Shakrain Festival in one of the oldest annual festivals of Bangladesh. It's a famous and very important event in Bangladeshi culture. It is a symbol of unity and friendship in Bangladesh.

Shakrain is celebrated mostly around the southern part of Dhaka city. As part of the celebration, colorful 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 other's kites or cut other kites down.

When night falls, fireworks light up the sky of old Dhaka. Flame-eaters also gather on the roofs to entertain people with their skills of manipulating fire. Music awakens the whole town, while people keep dancing from their hearts. Bringing thousands of people together to compete and have fun, it is an occasion and a day every youngster wait eagerly for.

 

How To Go

This festival mainly celebrated in old Dhaka. Anyone can take Car, Bus, CNG, and rickshaw to reach Ganderia, Tatibazar, Laxmibazar, Chawkbazar, Lalbagh, and Sutrapur where the celebration mainly takes place.