Festivals are essential parts of our customs and culture. We have many festivals, and we celebrate them throughout the year with traditional events. People from all parts of society join these festivals with national excitement.
Our country's festivals can be divided into some main categories. Some are connected to our history of Independence and Language Movement, some are related to our religions, and others are about our art, culture, and national interests. No matter the occasion, people of all religions, castes, and creeds participate in these festivals willingly.
Independence Day and International Mother Language Day are the most important festivals connected to our Independence history and Language Movement. 26 March is Independence Day, the biggest festival in our country. On this day, we remember the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for our freedom by offering flowers at the National Mausoleum. 21 February is International Mother Language Day, celebrated worldwide to remember language martyrs and value all languages equally.
The festivals related to our religions include Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Durga Puja, Christmas, Buddha Purnima, etc. Although these festivals are associated with different religions, they are public holidays, and people enjoy them with religious harmony.
Pahela Baishakh (the first day of Bangla New Year) on 14 April, the birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on 25 Baishakh, and that of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on 11th Jaystha are observed as national festivals throughout the country. We also celebrate other national festivals related to our culture and tradition.
Our national festivals bring us immense joy. We celebrate them together and promise to build our nation. These festivals bring us closer to each other and unite us as one nation. We should continue celebrating our national festivals as part of our traditions.