The Festivals

Pohela Boishakh is the Bengali new year which is major festival of Bengali culture and sees widespread activities. Pohela Boishakh is really about celebrating the simpler, rural roots of the Bengal. As a result, more people can participate in the festivities together all classes. Other significant cultural festivals include nabonno, and poush porbon (festival of Poush), both Bengali harvest festivals. The holidays like Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, the Bengali New Year, Independence day, Victory Day, the Hindu festivals of Durga Puja and Krishna Janmashtami, the Buddhist festival of Buddha Purnima, and Christmas, called ‘the Great day’, are national holidays in Bangladesh.