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How many national days of Bangladesh

Updated on January 16, 2013

National days of Bangladesh

Each and every country has a few days which are national in significance.

They are nationally important. On these days the nation enjoys holidays and the people become happy as well as mournful. Bangladesh has these days as the first day of Baishakh, and Shaheed day, the victory day, Independence Day, the so on. Without it there are many national days Bangladesh. There are

National book day 1st January,

National social service day 2nd January,

National teacher’s day 19th January,

Population day 2nd February,

Martyr day 21st February,

National flag drawing day 2nd march,

National children day 2nd march,

Liberation day 26th march,

National autism day 5th April,

National disaster day last working day of March,

Red Crescent day 8th may,

National eye and blood donation day 2nd November,

National co-operation day 3rd November,

National rival and movement day 7th November,

Arms force battalion day 21st November,

National youth day 1st December,

National immunized day 7th December,

Martyred intellectual day 14th December.

Every year the people of Bangladesh celebrate these days in a Grand manner.

Pahela Baishakh: We observe the Pahela Baisakh as one of the national days on the first month of Bangle New Year known as Nababarsha. In the morning of the day people of all ranks and files come out of their homes and gather at a place to observe Bangle Nababarsha. The day is celebrated with traditional festivities across the country. It is a public holiday. In keeping with the age old tradition, traders and shopkeepers open Halkhata or fresh account books and offer sweets to their customers and clients. Different socio-cultural organizations draw up elaborate programmes to celebrate the day. The days first programme begins at dawn at Ramna Batamul. Chhayanat,a leading cultural organization organizes the programme. A large number of people, wearing traditional dresses are expected to attend the programme. Bangladesh television telecast live the programme from six in the morning. Bangla academy, the institutes of Fine Arts bring out a colorful procession from their premises at 9.30 a.m. carrying festoon, placards, posters, banners and wear mask to welcome the Bangla New Year.

Bangla academy also holds a cultural programme on its premises in the morning, participated by leading artist of the country. Besides, some other institutes like Shilpakala Academy, Liberation War Museum and Bangladesh National Museum- all organize daylong cultural functions on the occasion.

The Shaheed Day: The 21st of the February is an immortal day for us. It is a red letter day. This is also one of our national days. It is called the Shaheed Day which means the Martyrs Day. It is also known as the language day. On this day the Bangalees pay homage and tribute to the sacred memory of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the Bangla language in 1952. Later on this Language Movement found its culmination into the movement for independence. It gave rise to the spirit of Bangalee nationalism vis-à-vis, Bangladeshi nationalism. So the Shaheed Day bears a great significance in the history of our nation. It is an eternal source of inspiration to us all. On this day we renew the pledge for the unity of the people to rise against all sorts of oppression and injustice. At present, this day is observed all over the world as the international Mother Language Day.

The Victory Day: This day is celebrated on the 16th of December every year. On this day Bangladesh emerged as an independent state and also a sovereign country. It was a great day for the people of the country. We celebrate the day with due solemnity, purity and fraternity. The victory of the people of Bangladesh symbolizes the triumph of justice over tyranny, of truth over falsehood, of light over darkness, of freedom over slavery, of humanity over inhumanity and Bangladesh came into being with the prospect of a new order of society which would be free from all sorts of exploitation.

The Independence Day: Our then political leaders announced or declared Independence Day fixing 26th March every year. It is a public holiday, too. A committee nationally built sit in a meeting and chalk out a programme to celebrate Independence Day. It is also called the day of salvation.

The Pahela Baishakh, the 21st February, the Victory Day, and the Independence Day from the nucleus of our national days.


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