Independence Day of Bangladesh
26 March is the Independence day of Bangladesh. It is the biggest state festival. This day is most befittingly observed and the capital wears a festive look and government declare this day forpublic holiday. Most of the citizens ( children to old ) of
21st Feb, is the National Mourning Day and World Mother Language Day ( Matri Vasha Dibosh )
21 February is observed throughout the country to pay respect and homage to the sacred souls of the martyrs' of 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 the then Pakistan. All subsequent movements including struggle for independence owe their origin to the historic language movement. The Shahid Minar (martyrs monument) is the symbol of sacrifice for Bangla, the mother tongue. The day is closed holiday. Mourning procedure begin in Dhaka at midnight with the song Amar vaier raktay rangano ekushay February (21st February, the day stained with my brothers' blood). Nationals pay homage to the martyrs by placing flora wreaths at the Shahid Minar. Very recently the day has been declared World Mother Language Day by UNESCO.
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