March 26 is the National Day of Bangladesh.
This day is celebrated as the Independence Day in Bangladesh. This commemorates the declaration of independence, and the start of Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. The day is a national holiday in Bangladesh, and is celebrated with parades, and paying of respect at Jatiyo Smriti Soudho, the national memorial at Savar near Dhaka.
26 March is the Independence Day of Bangladesh. In 1971, the West Pakistan occupation army started the alleged genocide on the civilian population of what was then East Pakistan at midnight of 25 March.
It was the beginning of a 9 month long war for liberation that resulted into the independence of Bangladesh. Every year this day is observed with due respect. People pay respect to the martyrs at the “Jatiya SritiShaudha” or National Martyrs’ Memorial Monument at Savar, Dhaka. Other programs were also organized. Among those, a painting workshop by prominent painters accompanied by a cultural program was held at the proposed site of “Muktijuddha Jadughar”- the Liberation War Museum.
A grateful nation pays homage to the millions of martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the Liberation War for the much-cherished freedom of the country. The Victory Day will be celebrated across the country and at Bangladesh missions abroad amid utmost festivity and with the hope for a prosperous country enlightened by the spirit of independence.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to all!!!