Shakrain Festival

The major attraction of this festival is that people of all ages gather around their rooftop with their kites in the afternoon.

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Description

Celebrated especially in Old Dhaka, Shakrain Festival (also known as Kite Festival) is observed at the end of the Bengali month Poush or January 14 or 15. This is day is also known as Poush Shangkranti. The major attraction of this festival is that people of all ages gather around their rooftop with their kites in the afternoon. They fly their kites high and sometimes this festival often brings the epic and exciting kite fighting. Each participant attempts to snag each other’s kite. At the night, people crack their fireworks in a way to light up the sky of old Dhaka. This gets even more exciting with the flame-eaters skills of fire show.