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Pahela Falgun, Valentine’s Day celebrate

Streets in Dhaka and other big cities have taken a festive look with youths clad in red and yellow attires have started joining the celebrations of Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring, and the Valentine’s Day. Pahela Falgun usually falls on February but this year it coincided with Valentine’s Day as Bangla Academy has revised Bangla Calendar to match ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day, Pahela Falgun coincide; add new flavour

People are set to witness a more colourful and joyous day on Friday as this year both Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring, and the Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on the weekend. The festival-loving Bangladeshi people are ready to welcome and celebrate the day with great joy and love in a colourful manner. Falgun is the eleventh month ... Read More »

Bangladesh’s traditional fabric Jamdani festival begins

A five-week Jamdani Festival 2019 was jointly organised by the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh (NCCB) and Bengal Foundationat Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi. A weaver crafts Jamdani at the Jamdani Festival 2019 in Dhaka, on Friday, Sept 6. Photo: Md Abu Sufian Jewel/UNB Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni (far right) and President of the World Crafts Council Asia-Pacific Region Dr ... Read More »

Five-week-long Jamdani festival begins in Dhaka Friday

Dhaka, Sept 3 ( UNB) – A five- week long Jamdani festival will begin at Bengal Shilpalay in the city’s Dhanmondi on Friday. Bengal Foundation organised the festival in association with World Crafts Council. A press conference on the festival was held at Bengal Boi in the city on Tuesday. Addressing the press conference, President of the National Crafts Council ... Read More »

Five-week-long Jamdani festival begins in Dhaka Friday

A five- week long Jamdani festival will begin at Bengal Shilpalay in the city’s Dhanmondi on Friday. Bengal Foundation organised the festival in association with World Crafts Council. A press conference on the festival was held at Bengal Boi in the city on Tuesday. Addressing the press conference, President of the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh Rafiqul Islam said it ... Read More »

Thousands drenched in red in Spain’s ‘Tomatina’ battle

Bunol (AP/UNB) — More than 20,000 people are pelting each other with ripe tomatoes in the annual “Tomatina” street battle in a town in eastern Spain that has become a major tourist attraction. The party saw 145 tons of tomatoes offloaded from six trucks into crowds packing Buñol’s streets for the midday hour-long battle Wednesday. The fight leaves participants and ... Read More »

Dhakabashi’s Eid rally celebrates the festival

Dhaka, Aug 14 (UNB) – To celebrate the holy Eid-Ul-Adha in the capital, the socio-cultural voluntary organization ‘Dhakabashi’ arranged a vibrant and festive Eid rally at TSC of Dhaka University on Wednesday. Keeping the ongoing catastrophic dengue-crisis in mind, this year’s slogan of the rally was “Be alert and aware to prevent Dengue”. State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M ... Read More »

PM Hasina to exchange greetings on Eid day

Dhaka, Aug 10, 2019 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will exchange greetings with the cross section of people, including party leaders and workers, judges and foreign diplomats, at her official Ganabhaban residence on August 12 on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims. Read More »

Sacrificial animals being brought to capital’s markets before Eid

Dhaka, Aug 4 (UNB) – Cattle markets in the city are getting prepared ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in full swing as traders bring a huge number of sacrificial animals from across the country to the capital for sales. Visiting different cattle markets in the city, the UNB correspondent found that structures for keeping the cattle are being prepared in the makeshift ... Read More »

Eid-ul-Azha on Aug 12

Dhaka, Aug 2 (UNB) – Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated across the country on August 12 as the new moon of the Arabic month of Zilhaj was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Friday. State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah made the announcement after a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee at ... Read More »

London to host Miss World final,130 contestants for crown

The world’s largest annual international event returns to London for its 69thyear London, 2 July 2019 – The Miss World Organisation, led by Julia Morley, Chairman and CEO, has today announced exciting plans to bring 130 incredible women from all over the world to London for a three-week festival and the Miss World Final. Contestants will arrive in London on ... Read More »

PM greets all on Eid-ul-Fitr

Dhaka, Jun 5 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now on a four-day visit to Finland, urged all to pray for Bangladesh’s continued socio-economic development. “I’d like to tell all to pray so that the country’s socioeconomic uplift and its dignity in the international [arena] continue,” she said in a video message. She also extended her Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to the people ... Read More »

Rain dampens Eid celebrations

Dhaka, June 5 — The celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festival of Muslims in Bangladesh, was dampened by incessant rainfall since Wednesday morning. On this day, people usually go out in a festive mood but the downpour forced many to stay indoors. Many areas in the capital have gone under water. The Met Office in a bulletin said parts of ... Read More »