Previously, Shakrain was all about the day-long preparation of flying kites and making traditional pitha that would keep the youth and elderly busy and brimming with excitement. Mostly happening in the areas that line the Buriganga river, it is an occasion exclusive to old Dhaka, where people from all over the city come to take part in.
Every year the sky of Old Dhaka is lit up with fireworks to mark Shakrain Festival, and this year will be no different.
The night sky above the Rajarbagh Police Lines Parade Ground in the capital will be ablaze with fireworks tomorrow to mark the 41st founding anniversary of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
After 21 years of dreaming, a Chinese artist and pyrotechnic fan has created a massive firework installation held up in the sky using a hot-air balloon.