Bangla New Year Welcomed with Mangal Shovajatra

In the morning of 14 April Bangladesh ushered in Bangla New Year 1425 on Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla calendar, by bringing out Mangal Shovajatra, a UNESCO inscribed ICH element. Clad in colorful punjabis and saris, people...

Shital Pati: A Traditional Handicraft of Bangladesh

Shital pati (literally “cool mat”) is an age-old traditional handicraft item of Bangladesh, which is sometimes used as alternative to bed sheets. For generations, people living in the Northeastern districts in the country, such as Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj, Sunamganj, Netrokona,...

Rickshaw Painting: Bangladeshi Art

Introducing rickshaws, three-wheeled non-motorized passenger carts, to the urban areas of Bangladesh in the 1940s led to a new art form, rickshaw painting. Rickshaw painters learn their craftsmanship from mentors at workshops. Their passion is evident in the painted backboards...

Bangla Academy Holds Folklore Summer School

Bangla Academy, a Dhaka-based government agency dedicated to conducting research on Bangla language, culture, and history, organized the fourth Folklore Summer School with the participation of folklorists from Bangladesh, India, and USA. The five-day international workshop included classes and seminars...


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