celebration

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Brazil and South-Korea bring their culture to the field

With over 30 nations participating in this year’s World Cup, the field has once again become a melting pot of cultural expression. Particularly, South Korea and Brazil have made an impact in bringing a significant piece of their home to an international platform, giving fans from all over the opportunity to indulge in their cultural practices. The World Cup being watched by millions all over the globe not only presents the chance for teams to exhibit their skills, talent and sportsmanship, but also breaks cultural barriers.

October 24, 2022
October 24, 2022

International Chefs Day Celebrated at The Westin Dhaka

International Chefs Day is celebrated each year on 20 October across the whole world, as well as at The Westin Dhaka.

October 5, 2022
October 5, 2022

5 Heartfelt and inspirational teachers in pop culture

A good teacher inspires, motivates and encourages their students to believe in their potential and pushes their students to go beyond their comfort zones. A good teacher also encourages students to carry their own weight, demystifies even the most terrifying journeys, and joins in on the celebrations when their students succeed. This Teachers’ Day, let’s take a moment to appreciate the teachers who go above and beyond for us. They sometimes may do things we do not enjoy but nevertheless, their teachings remain timeless and valuable.

May 30, 2022
May 30, 2022

Padma Bridge opening: AL in US to hold rally in front of World Bank

On the day of the inauguration of Padma Bridge, the US chapter of Awami League and its affiliated organisations are set to hold a “joyous rally” in front of the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC.

January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022

Your go-to guide to hosting a Shakrain party at the heart of old Dhaka

Shakrain, also known as ‘Poush Songkranti’, takes place to mark the last day of the Bangla month, Poush. It will take place on 14 January this year, with last year’s festivity observed in a limited scale to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Whether you are hosting for the first time or need a refresher, let us give some pointers to have a fun event this year!

January 13, 2022
January 13, 2022

Fireworks, negligence and accidents: Lessons to learn from past celebrations

Every year the sky of Old Dhaka is lit up with fireworks to mark Shakrain Festival, and this year will be no different.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

Fifty fall sick after having Baishakh feast

At least 50 people became sick after having food at a Pahela Baishakh programme in Kachua upazila town on Thursday.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

In colour, in festivity

The nation in a most colourful way celebrated Pahela Baishakh on Thursday, despite security concerns and a ban on outdoor

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

Festive look in Bangladesh hills

The majestic and mysterious hills might look serene from a distant. However, as one travels along the winding roads in the three hill districts, the exuberance ahead of the New Year among the ethnic communities there cannot go unnoticed.

April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016

Volunteers to keep vigil for women's safety

Narir Jonno Nirapod Bangladesh Andolon, a new platform of social, cultural and human rights organisations, will remain vigilant at and around Dhaka University to ensure women's safety during the celebration of Bangla New Year.