Shakrain

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...

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.

May 6, 2019
May 6, 2019

Joloj’s watercolour show marks Shilpangan’s 27th anniversary

Old Dhaka is the birth place of our art practice; be it fine art or performing arts like poetry, music and dance. It also bears the testimony of Mughal architecture. Traditional festival, like...

December 9, 2016
December 9, 2016

Poush Sankranti

Poush Sankranti, also known as Makar Sankranti, is an annual celebration in the subcontinent. In Bangladesh, end of the Bengali month of Poush (‘sankranti’ means ‘end’) is commonly known as...

January 22, 2016
January 22, 2016

Shakrain: A festival of Kites and Fireworks

According to the solar calendar, on the last day of the Bengali month – 'Poush', the sun moves towards its southward (Dakshinayana)...