Bangladesh is a country of several festivals. all the peopole of bangladesh enjoy all the festivals.National Observances are also a festive day for Bangladeshi people. Here we given the list of Patriotic and National Observances in Bangladesh.
1. Language Movement Day:-
Language Movement Day also called State Language Day or Language Martyrs’ Day, is a national holiday of Bangladesh commemorating Bengali language movement and the martyrs of the movement on 21 February every year. On this day, people visit Shaheed Minars to pay their homage to the movement’s martyrs and arrange seminars discussing and promoting Bengali language as the state language of Bangladesh.
2. Genocide Memorial Day:-
Bengali Genocide Remembrance Day or Bangladesh Genocide Memorial Day is a national day observed on 25 March in Bangladesh to commemorate the victims of the Bengali genocide of 1971, approved unanimously in 2017.
3. The Independence Day:-
The Independence Day of Bangladesh taking place on 26 March, is a National Observances. It commemorates the country’s declaration of independence from Pakistan in the late hours of 26 March 1971 by the undisputed leader of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Independence Day is commonly associated with parades, political speeches, fairs, concerts, ceremonies and various other public and private events celebrating the history and traditions of Bangladesh. TV and radio stations broadcast special programs and patriotic songs in honor of the Independence Day. Generally, a thirty-one gun salute is conducted in the morning.The main streets are decorated with national flags. Different political parties and socioeconomic organizations undertake programs to mark the day in a befitting manner, including paying respects at National Martyrs’ Memorial at Savar near Dhaka.
4. Armed Forces Day:-
Armed Forces Day is observed in Bangladesh on 21 November. This day began commencing as Armed Forces Day since 1986 at a ceremony in the Kurmitola Golf Club, Dhaka Cantonment, first officiated by Hussein Muhammad Ershad. This signifies the day in 1971, when command and control of Bangladesh Forces was handed over to the authority of the Indian armed forces.On 16 December 1971, the Pakistani Army of 93,000 surrendered to the allied forces of Bangladesh Forces and Indian Army (The Joint Command), ending the Liberation War of Bangladesh.
5. Martyred Intellectuals Day:-
Martyred Intellectuals Day is observed on 14 December in Bangladesh to commemorate those intellectuals who were killed by Pakistani forces and their collaborators during the 1971 Liberation War, particularly on 25 March and 14 December 1971.The killings were undertaken with the goal of annihilating the intellectual class of what was then East Pakistan. Two days after the events of 14 December, on 16 December, Bangladesh became independent through the surrender of Pakistani forces.
6. Victory day:-
Victory day is a national holiday in Bangladesh celebrated on December 16 to commemorate the victory of the allied forces over the Pakistani forces in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. The Commanding officer of the Pakistani Forces General AAK Niazi surrendered with his forces to the Allied forces of India and Bangladesh, which marked the end of the 9 month-long Bangladesh Liberation War and 1971 Bangladesh genocide and official secession of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.
This day and event is also commemorated across India as the Vijay Diwas to honor Indian and Bangladeshi martyrs who laid down their lives to liberate Bangladesh from Pakistan.
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