WHERE ıS ‘’BANGLADESH’’?
Bangladesh is a
country located in
South Asia. The
country is bounded by
Indian in the north;
Bay of Bengal in East
and West while
Myanmar surrounds it
in the South.
Official Name: The People's Republic of
Official language: Bengali
Area: 147,570 km2
The most popular sport : Cricket
1972, a red disc on
a green field.
NATIONAL ICONS OF BANGLADES
The National Flower: The Water Lilly
It is found almost in every water body in the
THE NATIONAL EMBLEM
Emblem of the
of Bangladesh is the
Shapla (water Lily)
surrounded by two
sheaves of rice, four
stars and a bud with
three tender leaves.
THE NATIONAL PARLIMENT
Situated at the center of
THE NATIONAL ANIMAL: ROYAL BENGAL TIGER
This majestic beast finds its home in
mangrove forests in the southern part of
THE NATIONAL BıRD : THE DOEL
It is famous for its sweet look and
melodious whistle and is found everywhere
especially in rural Bangladesh.
FLORA AND FAUNA IN BANGLADESH
>> The forest cover of Bangladesh is only about 9 percent.
>> Bangladesh is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger and
others of the cat family, such as leopards and the
smaller fishing and jungle cats.
>> Bangladesh is habitat to 650 species of bird.
>> Forests are extremely important habitat under national
SPECIAL FOODS AND RECIPES
Bangladesh is famous for its distinctive
culinary tradition, delicious food, snacks, and
Boiled rice constitutes the staple food, and is
served with a variety of vegetables,
Traditional dish a traditional platter of Panta
bhat with fried Hilsa slice, supplemented with dried
fish pickles dal, green chillies and onion
This dish is made from a mixture of spices, rice, meat
or vegetable and yogurt. The spices used in this food are
what contributes to the taste. There is a saying
only few poeple can make this difficult dish.
Weddings in Dhaka are incomplete without this meal.
>> %90 are Muslim
>> A small number
of Hindus, Christians and Buddhists are living in
>> People of different religions perform their religious
rituals with festivals in Bangladesh
CLOTHING ( WOMAN)
SAREES : Bangladeshi
women habitually wear
Sarees and Moslin Sarees.
The other main dresses of
They can be silk , georgette or
designer shalwar according to
the economical levels of people
Bangladeshi men sometimes
wear kurta or fatua on religious and cultural
Bangladeshi men wear lungi as casual wear (in
They wear shirt-pant or suits on formal
FESTIVALS AND CELLEBRATIONS
1)) Eid ul-Fitr :
>> It is the most important religious festival for the
majority of Muslims.
>> The prayers are held all over the country, in
open areas like fields or inside mosques.
>> The government of Bangladesh declares the
holiday for three days.
2)) POHELA BOISHAKH:
>> It is the first day of the Bangla Calendar. It is usually
celebrated on the 14th of April.
>> Pohela Boishakh marks the start day of the crop
>> They spend much of the day visiting
3)) LANGUAGE MOVEMENT DAY
>> It is a national day of Bangladesh to
commemorate protests and sacrifices to
protect Bengali as a national language
during Bengali Language Movement of 1952.
>> Every year on February 21 this day is observed to
pay tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives.