SSC 2022 English Assignment 2nd week
The most common events and festivals in Bangladesh:
• Independence Day
• Victory Day
• Pahela Boishakh
• Durga Puja
My experience taking part in some events and festival in my locality:
Eid-ul-Fitr: Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the 1st of Shawwal. It is not just a holiday lasting for three days. In fact, it
is an instant gift from Almighty Allah.
I woke up that morning with new enthusiasm and excitement in me. I took shower, offered Eid prayer, and thanked Almighty Allah for granting us the strength to fast during the month of Ramadan and then blessing us with the wonderful gift of Eid. After that, we greeted each other warmly by hugging each other and shaking hands, and passing blessings and prayers to each other. Then we all dressed up in traditional outfits. In the afternoon all my relatives and family friends gathered at our house. The giggles and chatter filled the house and the time just flew away. It was so far my best Eid ever a and I can never forget this day.
Pahela Boishakh: About five or six years ago I celebrated “Pahela Boishakh” in my village. As this is the first day of Bangla New Year this is a public holiday. My whole village was in a festive mood. I saw the villager’s inspiration to start with renewed hopes and inspiration on this day. I woke up early in the morning and had a bath. I wore Panjabi and Pajamas.
Independence Day: Last year in my Madrasa Premises I took part in our Independence Day festival. Our madrasa arranged a cultural program on this day. The whole program was so impressive and it was a great
festival in my life.
Festivals are for everyone. My justification for this statement is as follows: There are as many festivals in Bangladesh as there are days in the year. Fairs and festivals play an important role in the social life of ordinary Bangladeshis. The biggest Muslim religious festivals are the Eid Ul-Fitr (end of the fasting month of Ramadhan). Eid-ul Azha, Muharram, and Miladunnabi (birthday of the Prophet). Widely celebrated festivals for other religious communities are the Durga Puja for Hindus,
Christmas for the Christians and Buddha Purnima for the Buddhists. Bangla New years first Day (Pahela Baishakh), Shahid Dibas (Language Martyrs’ Day), Independence Day
(March 26) and Victory Day (December 16) is celebrated nationwide. Besides these religious and national festivals, villages and townships, professional groups, cultural organizations arrange their own festivals.
EID-UL-FITR: The biggest Muslim festival, Eid-ul-Fitr is observed throughout the world. The Eid falls on the
following day of Ramadan or the month of fasting.
EID-UL-AZHA: Eid-ul-Azha is the second biggest festival of Muslims. It marks the Hajj in Mecca on the
10th of Zilhaj, the lunar month. Large Eid congregations are held in mosques and public prayer grounds.
Animals are sacrificed in the memory of Hazrat Ibrahim’s (AM) preparedness for the sacrifice of his beloved son to Allah. The day is a public holiday.
Pawhela Boishakh: Bengali New Year’s day is a colorful event in the cities and villages throughout the country. The day (14 April) is a public holiday. The most attractive event in Dhaka, that spreads throughout the day, takes place at Ramna Park. Students of the Fine Art Institute of Dhaka University organize colorful pageants where paper-made animals and masks figure prominently. Tournaments, boat races, and other forms of celebration take place amidst great jubilation. Many fairs are held in Dhaka and other towns and
INDEPENDENCE DAY: The biggest state festival, Independence Day (March 26) is observed throughout the country. All major cities wear a festive look. It is a public holiday. The citizens of Dhaka wake up early in the morning to the sound of booming guns. Leaders of the government, political and social organizations,
freedom fighters and ordinary citizens alike place floral wreaths at the National Martyrs Memorial at Savar.
Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, and other socio-cultural organizations held cultural
function Sports meet and tournaments are organized including the exciting boat race in the river
Buriganga. At night the main public buildings are illuminated. Similar functions are arranged in other cities and towns.
21st FEB(World Mother Language Day): 21 st February of every year is observed throughout the country in remembrance of the martyrs of the Language Movement of 1952. Blood was shed on this day at the Central
Shahid Minar (near Dhaka Medical College Hospital) area to establish Bangla as a state language of
Pakistan. All subsequent movements including the struggle for independence owe their origin to the historic language movement. The Shahid Minar (martyrs’ monument) is the symbol of the supreme sacrifice for the mother tongue. The day is a public holiday. Mourning services begin in Dhaka at midnight at the Shahid Minar with the martyrs. The event of the day includes processions, song sessions, placing of flowers at the Minar, and prayer at the graves of Azimpur. The day has been declared The International
Mother Language Day by The UNESCO.
Christmas: Christmas known as “Bara Din” or The Big Day in Bangla is celebrated with festivities in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country. Several day-long congregations are held at St. Mary’s Cathedral at Ramna,
Portuguese Church at Tejgaon, Church of Bangladesh (Protestant) on Johnson Road, and Bangladesh
“Baptist Sangha” at Sadarghat, Dhaka. Functions include illumination of churches, decorating Christmas trees & other festivities.
DURGA PUJA: Durga Puja, the biggest festival of the Hindu community in the country, continues for ten days with the last three days being the most joyful. The festivities culminate with the idol of goddess Durga immersed in the river. In Dhaka, the big celebrations are held at Dhakeswari Temple, where a fair is also
held and at the Ram Krishna Mission.