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BANGLADESH
 "Bangladesh" is a combination of
the Bengali words, Bangla and
Desh, meaning the country or land
where the Bangla language is
spoken.
 Land of River , Agricultural and
the land of lots of religion and
love.
 It straddles the Bay of Bengal in
south Asia. To the west and north it
is bounded by India and to the
southeast, it borders Myanmar.
The Culture of Bangladesh refers to the way of life of the people of
Bangladesh.It has evolved over the centuries and encompasses the
cultural diversity of several social groups of Bangladesh.
MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA
 The music and dance styles of Bangladesh may be
divided into three categories: Classical, folk & Modern.
 The classical style has been influenced by other prevalent
classical forms of music and dances of the Indian
subcontinent and accordingly show some influenced
dance forms like Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi..
 The folk and tribal music and dance forms of Bangladesh are of
indigenous origin and rooted to the soil of Bangladesh.
 Several dancing styles in vogue in the north-eastern part of the Indian
subcontinent, like Monipuri and Santal dances, are also practiced in
Bangladesh, but Bangladesh has developed its own distinct dancing styles.
Classical Form Of Dance
Folk Form Of Dance
Tribal Form Of Dance
MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA
 Bangladesh has a rich tradition of folk songs,
with lyrics rooted into vibrant tradition and
spirituality, mysticism and devotion.
 Most prevalent of folk songs and music
traditions include Bhatiali, Baul, Marfati,
Murshidi, and Bhawaiya. Lyricists like Lalon
Shah, Hason Raja, Abbas Uddin, and many
unknown anonymous lyricists have enriched
the tradition of folk songs of Bangladesh.
 In relatively modern context, Robindro Shongit and Nazrul
Giti form precious cultural herit age of Bangladesh.
 Several musical instruments, some of them of indigenous
origin, are used in Bangladesh, and major musical
instruments used are the bamboo flute (bashi), drums
(dhol), ektara, dotara, mandira are important in the culture
of Bangladesh. Currently, several musical instruments of
western origin like guitars, drums are also used.
Folk Form Of Song.
Robindronath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam
 Festivals and celebrations are an integral
part of the culture of Bangladesh.
 Prominent and widely celebrated festivals
are Pohela Boishakh, Independence day,
Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha, Muharram,
Shab-e-Baraat, Durga Puja,
Rathayatra, Buddha Purnima,
Christmas and Language Movement
Day and other national days.
Pohela Boishakh is the first day of the
Bengali calendar. It is usually
celebrated on 14 April. Pohela
Boishakh marks the start day of the
crop season.
Many fair are arranged throughout the
entire country.
Women of all ages wears colorful
saree and men wears panjabi.
A special dish is cooked to honour
this day, called panta-illish.This
dish consists of stale rice and
slice of fish (usually hilsafish)
accompanied by dried fish,
Pohela Boishakh
NATIONAL FESTIVALS
21st February Independence day
 This day is observed throughout the country
to pay respect to the martyrs of Language
movements of 1952.
 Most people commemorate the fallen souls by
putting up flowers at Shahid Minar. In
midnight people start their procession towards
shahid minar by singing the song “Amar
vaier roktay rangano ekushay February.”
҉ Its one of the biggest festivals in
Bangladesh.
҉ everyone dresses up in the colors of the
national flag.
҉ Many people come out to rally on the roads.
RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS
 Eid-ul-fitr is the greatest Islamic festivals which
is observed with the sighting of the Shawal
Moon.
 This is held following Muslim lunar calendar.
No other day is as pleasant as this one.
 After month long fasting throughout Ramadan,
Eid comes as a good reprieve.
 Every Muslim celebrate this day with great joy
and happiness.
 The biggest Hindu festival observed throughout the
world.
 This festival continues for 10days. As we said
before in Bangladesh Hindu and Muslims live in
relative harmony, although everyone take part in
these puja.
 The Hindu temple are decorated with lights and
beautiful flowers. Its celebrated during October.
 This program is celebrated with song and dance.
Eid-Ul-Fitr
Durga puja
Christmas
Buddha Purnima
 Its the main festivals for Christian and its
also popular and enjoyable festival of all.
Churches are decorated so beautifully. The
most fascinating thing is making the
Christmas tree and going for midnight mass.
They offers different types of Cakes to people
from different religion.
Thus it makes a friendly relationship with
each other.
 Buddhist celebrates this festival in a blissful
way.
In this day Buddha was born, he was
enlightened and died. These made the
day very special to all Buddhist in every
means.
Bangladesh has appealing architecture from historic treasures to contemporary
landmarks. It has evolved over centuries and assimilated influences from
social, religious and exotic communities. Bangladesh has many architectural
relics and monuments dating back thousands of years.
 1752 Kantajew Temple, prominent Hindu architecture of Bangladesh.
 Lalbagh Fort, a Mughal architecture of Bangladesh.
 Ahsan Manzil , a Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture of
Bangladesh.
 Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, the house of the Parliament of
Bangladesh.
SPORTS
♠ Kabaddi is the national sport of Bangladesh.
Sport in Bangladesh is a popular form of entertainment as well
as an essential part of Bangladeshi culture.
♠ Cricket and football are considered as the most popular sports in
Bangladesh.♠ Traditional sports like Kabaddi, Kho kho, Lathi Khela (Bamboo fight ), Bull
fight, boat racing are mostly played in the rural areas .
In the sense of food habits, Bangladesh is influenced by the regional
variations of her history. Being an outpost of Mughal Empire once,
Bangladesh retains its heritage.
WE….BANGLADESHI ARE FOOD LOVER
Bangladesh is famous for rice production which has
been the chief occupation of its people. Rice therefore
the main food of Bangladesh. The Bangladeshis eat
rice, not just a small quantity but a lot. They eat rice
every day and at every meal with great testy and spicy
curry of vegetables, fishes and meat.
VEGETABLES
 For the vegetarians Bangladesh is a paradise.
 Winter vegetables are more popular because of their different
preparations and taste.
 The common vegetables from Bangladesh are Cauliflower, Cabbage,
Tomato, Potato, Beans, reddish, Peas, Carrot, Radish, Pumpkin,
Eggplant, Drumstick, Bitter-ground, Arum and Arum-root, Bind-
weed and many others.
 We are eat not just cooked vegetables but also in a form of “VORTA”
(mix).
PITHAS (rice cakes)
• The remarkable Pithas are chitoi, Pati-Sapta, Vapa, teler pitha, pua, Nakshi Pitha, puli
etc.
• Teler pitha is prepared from a mixture of rice flour, gur and salt, fried in mustard oil.
• Chitai a paste of rice flour baked in especially designed clay pans. It may be soaked for a
day or two in evaporated milk.
• Pati Sapta is a variety of rolled pancakes with Kheer (great delicious, prepared with
milk thickened through continuous boiling) filling.
• Nakhsi Pithas carved and decorated rice cakes, which are real tasty.
During the harvesting season breakfast and evening snakes consist of a great variety of
Pithas (rice cakes) of different sizes and shapes, salted or sugary, fried, boiled, sun
dried or cooked.
Fish
ℓ Various varieties of inland and marine fishes are available throughout
the country.
ℓ Fish lovers should not miss the great taste of smoked or boiled or fried
Hilsa , the national fish of Bangladesh.
ℓ Eel, Butter fish, Ruhi, Katla, Reetha, Pungas (Catfish), Walking Fish
etc are very testy and common in Bangladesh.
ℓ Among the marine fishes Lobster, Red Snapper, Rupchanda, Tuna,
Bhetki, Loittya are very popular.
 Jack-fruit (the national fruit of
Bangladesh) is universal for its sticky
and juicy substance.
 You may take the taste of Fazli aam
(a famous mango) for sophisticated
experience.
 Here are a number of varieties of
mango each having an exotic name
differing in taste, varying in
sweetness and even in flavours.
 The Litchis Of Rajshahi are juicy and
colourful, pleasing both to eye and
the tongue.
 Pineapple is another treat. Lots of
them are grown on the hilly area.
 The other remarkable fruits of
Bangladesh are Guava, Plum, Palm,
Water Melon, banana etc.
BANGLADESHI SNACKS
♦ In Snacks, we eat so
many different items
with different taste.
♦ Mostly we eat
Singara, Samosa,
Dallpuri, Naan,
Muglai Barata,
Tandori, etc.
Shahi Jilapi
Pickles of Bangladesh
♦ In OLD DHAKA,
they use to eat
Sola-vaja, Shahi
Jilapi, Bakorkhani
etc.
♦ We also eat different
type of hand-made
pickles.
D
e
s
s
e
r
t
s
 Taste a Pranhara (heart winner) or a lady Kenny (named
after Lady Kenning, wife of the British Governor of East India
Company) and you will know what it means!
 Kheer is also a great tasty milk based dessert.
 Sweetmeat is served to a guest any time of the day or night.
 Halua based on carrot, sooji or wheat cream, almond,
pistachio, nuts and so on and
 Zorda are the common dessert in Bangladesh.
Dessert of Bangladesh
Misti Dhohi, flat Chana, Sweetened Yogurt, Sandesh, Rasgolla,
Ras Malai, Kalojam, Pudding etc are unique milk based dessert.
LIFESTYLE OF BANGLADESH
 The population of Bangladesh is about 16 million
people.
 The birth rate is about 29 births/1000 population
and the life expectancy is about 63 years.
 Female literacy rate is 31.8%, for males it is
53.9%, and the literacy rate for the total population
is about 43.1%.
POPULATION
Family
• Extended families usually live together and the children, especially
the sons are expected to look after their elders.
• Grandparents are responsible for children when their parents are
away.
• The Bangladesh society is male dominated and they're very
protective of their female relatives.
• Women are discouraged from being outside after sunset
and usually have a low status in society except for the
upper class.
• Most people live in apartment buildings.
• In urban slum areas, houses are made of bamboo structures with a
roof of bamboo or tin.
• In villages or rural areas people live in small clusters of bamboo or
mud huts.
Cloths
• Men, especially in urban areas, wear
western style clothing.
• Men in villages wear a lungi (a
circular piece of cloth knotted at the
waist and extending to the ankles)
with a genji (like an undershirt).
• Some men wear white religious
clothing called pajama and a
panjabi (like a knee-length pajama
top).
• Women wear a traditional saree, a
long piece of cloth wrapped around
the body in a special way.
• Jewelry is important to a woman’s
wardrobe, because it also provides
financial security.
• Women don’t wear pants, and
adults don’t wear shorts.
 Our traditional
transports are
Rickshaw and Gorur-
Gari (bull car).
 usually we use
Rickshaw in city and
Gorur-Gari in village.
 Hand made mud
products to cook.
Because they are
easy to use, chip in
price and available,
and it is also a part of
our culture.
We Use
• our women wear a traditional saree called Jamdani ( the modern
version of Moslin ) which is made only in our country.
•In wedding , we use
lots of jewelers and
to make design on
hand, we use a natural
color called Mahedi .
LAST OF ALL
 There is a saying that we Bangladeshi can
make friends so fast .
 Yes , it is . Because relation making is in our
blood.
 We have not lots of money, but full of love.
 We just not live our life, we enjoy our life.
so
The land of love and peace

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The culture of Bangladesh

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  • 2. BANGLADESH  "Bangladesh" is a combination of the Bengali words, Bangla and Desh, meaning the country or land where the Bangla language is spoken.  Land of River , Agricultural and the land of lots of religion and love.  It straddles the Bay of Bengal in south Asia. To the west and north it is bounded by India and to the southeast, it borders Myanmar.
  • 3. The Culture of Bangladesh refers to the way of life of the people of Bangladesh.It has evolved over the centuries and encompasses the cultural diversity of several social groups of Bangladesh.
  • 4. MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA  The music and dance styles of Bangladesh may be divided into three categories: Classical, folk & Modern.  The classical style has been influenced by other prevalent classical forms of music and dances of the Indian subcontinent and accordingly show some influenced dance forms like Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi..  The folk and tribal music and dance forms of Bangladesh are of indigenous origin and rooted to the soil of Bangladesh.  Several dancing styles in vogue in the north-eastern part of the Indian subcontinent, like Monipuri and Santal dances, are also practiced in Bangladesh, but Bangladesh has developed its own distinct dancing styles. Classical Form Of Dance Folk Form Of Dance Tribal Form Of Dance
  • 5. MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA  Bangladesh has a rich tradition of folk songs, with lyrics rooted into vibrant tradition and spirituality, mysticism and devotion.  Most prevalent of folk songs and music traditions include Bhatiali, Baul, Marfati, Murshidi, and Bhawaiya. Lyricists like Lalon Shah, Hason Raja, Abbas Uddin, and many unknown anonymous lyricists have enriched the tradition of folk songs of Bangladesh.  In relatively modern context, Robindro Shongit and Nazrul Giti form precious cultural herit age of Bangladesh.  Several musical instruments, some of them of indigenous origin, are used in Bangladesh, and major musical instruments used are the bamboo flute (bashi), drums (dhol), ektara, dotara, mandira are important in the culture of Bangladesh. Currently, several musical instruments of western origin like guitars, drums are also used. Folk Form Of Song. Robindronath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam
  • 6.  Festivals and celebrations are an integral part of the culture of Bangladesh.  Prominent and widely celebrated festivals are Pohela Boishakh, Independence day, Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha, Muharram, Shab-e-Baraat, Durga Puja, Rathayatra, Buddha Purnima, Christmas and Language Movement Day and other national days.
  • 7. Pohela Boishakh is the first day of the Bengali calendar. It is usually celebrated on 14 April. Pohela Boishakh marks the start day of the crop season. Many fair are arranged throughout the entire country. Women of all ages wears colorful saree and men wears panjabi. A special dish is cooked to honour this day, called panta-illish.This dish consists of stale rice and slice of fish (usually hilsafish) accompanied by dried fish, Pohela Boishakh
  • 8. NATIONAL FESTIVALS 21st February Independence day  This day is observed throughout the country to pay respect to the martyrs of Language movements of 1952.  Most people commemorate the fallen souls by putting up flowers at Shahid Minar. In midnight people start their procession towards shahid minar by singing the song “Amar vaier roktay rangano ekushay February.” ҉ Its one of the biggest festivals in Bangladesh. ҉ everyone dresses up in the colors of the national flag. ҉ Many people come out to rally on the roads.
  • 9. RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS  Eid-ul-fitr is the greatest Islamic festivals which is observed with the sighting of the Shawal Moon.  This is held following Muslim lunar calendar. No other day is as pleasant as this one.  After month long fasting throughout Ramadan, Eid comes as a good reprieve.  Every Muslim celebrate this day with great joy and happiness.  The biggest Hindu festival observed throughout the world.  This festival continues for 10days. As we said before in Bangladesh Hindu and Muslims live in relative harmony, although everyone take part in these puja.  The Hindu temple are decorated with lights and beautiful flowers. Its celebrated during October.  This program is celebrated with song and dance. Eid-Ul-Fitr Durga puja
  • 10. Christmas Buddha Purnima  Its the main festivals for Christian and its also popular and enjoyable festival of all. Churches are decorated so beautifully. The most fascinating thing is making the Christmas tree and going for midnight mass. They offers different types of Cakes to people from different religion. Thus it makes a friendly relationship with each other.  Buddhist celebrates this festival in a blissful way. In this day Buddha was born, he was enlightened and died. These made the day very special to all Buddhist in every means.
  • 11. Bangladesh has appealing architecture from historic treasures to contemporary landmarks. It has evolved over centuries and assimilated influences from social, religious and exotic communities. Bangladesh has many architectural relics and monuments dating back thousands of years.  1752 Kantajew Temple, prominent Hindu architecture of Bangladesh.  Lalbagh Fort, a Mughal architecture of Bangladesh.  Ahsan Manzil , a Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture of Bangladesh.  Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban, the house of the Parliament of Bangladesh.
  • 12. SPORTS ♠ Kabaddi is the national sport of Bangladesh. Sport in Bangladesh is a popular form of entertainment as well as an essential part of Bangladeshi culture. ♠ Cricket and football are considered as the most popular sports in Bangladesh.♠ Traditional sports like Kabaddi, Kho kho, Lathi Khela (Bamboo fight ), Bull fight, boat racing are mostly played in the rural areas .
  • 13. In the sense of food habits, Bangladesh is influenced by the regional variations of her history. Being an outpost of Mughal Empire once, Bangladesh retains its heritage. WE….BANGLADESHI ARE FOOD LOVER
  • 14. Bangladesh is famous for rice production which has been the chief occupation of its people. Rice therefore the main food of Bangladesh. The Bangladeshis eat rice, not just a small quantity but a lot. They eat rice every day and at every meal with great testy and spicy curry of vegetables, fishes and meat.
  • 15. VEGETABLES  For the vegetarians Bangladesh is a paradise.  Winter vegetables are more popular because of their different preparations and taste.  The common vegetables from Bangladesh are Cauliflower, Cabbage, Tomato, Potato, Beans, reddish, Peas, Carrot, Radish, Pumpkin, Eggplant, Drumstick, Bitter-ground, Arum and Arum-root, Bind- weed and many others.  We are eat not just cooked vegetables but also in a form of “VORTA” (mix).
  • 16. PITHAS (rice cakes) • The remarkable Pithas are chitoi, Pati-Sapta, Vapa, teler pitha, pua, Nakshi Pitha, puli etc. • Teler pitha is prepared from a mixture of rice flour, gur and salt, fried in mustard oil. • Chitai a paste of rice flour baked in especially designed clay pans. It may be soaked for a day or two in evaporated milk. • Pati Sapta is a variety of rolled pancakes with Kheer (great delicious, prepared with milk thickened through continuous boiling) filling. • Nakhsi Pithas carved and decorated rice cakes, which are real tasty. During the harvesting season breakfast and evening snakes consist of a great variety of Pithas (rice cakes) of different sizes and shapes, salted or sugary, fried, boiled, sun dried or cooked.
  • 17. Fish ℓ Various varieties of inland and marine fishes are available throughout the country. ℓ Fish lovers should not miss the great taste of smoked or boiled or fried Hilsa , the national fish of Bangladesh. ℓ Eel, Butter fish, Ruhi, Katla, Reetha, Pungas (Catfish), Walking Fish etc are very testy and common in Bangladesh. ℓ Among the marine fishes Lobster, Red Snapper, Rupchanda, Tuna, Bhetki, Loittya are very popular.
  • 18.  Jack-fruit (the national fruit of Bangladesh) is universal for its sticky and juicy substance.  You may take the taste of Fazli aam (a famous mango) for sophisticated experience.  Here are a number of varieties of mango each having an exotic name differing in taste, varying in sweetness and even in flavours.  The Litchis Of Rajshahi are juicy and colourful, pleasing both to eye and the tongue.  Pineapple is another treat. Lots of them are grown on the hilly area.  The other remarkable fruits of Bangladesh are Guava, Plum, Palm, Water Melon, banana etc.
  • 19. BANGLADESHI SNACKS ♦ In Snacks, we eat so many different items with different taste. ♦ Mostly we eat Singara, Samosa, Dallpuri, Naan, Muglai Barata, Tandori, etc. Shahi Jilapi Pickles of Bangladesh ♦ In OLD DHAKA, they use to eat Sola-vaja, Shahi Jilapi, Bakorkhani etc. ♦ We also eat different type of hand-made pickles.
  • 20. D e s s e r t s  Taste a Pranhara (heart winner) or a lady Kenny (named after Lady Kenning, wife of the British Governor of East India Company) and you will know what it means!  Kheer is also a great tasty milk based dessert.  Sweetmeat is served to a guest any time of the day or night.  Halua based on carrot, sooji or wheat cream, almond, pistachio, nuts and so on and  Zorda are the common dessert in Bangladesh. Dessert of Bangladesh Misti Dhohi, flat Chana, Sweetened Yogurt, Sandesh, Rasgolla, Ras Malai, Kalojam, Pudding etc are unique milk based dessert.
  • 21. LIFESTYLE OF BANGLADESH  The population of Bangladesh is about 16 million people.  The birth rate is about 29 births/1000 population and the life expectancy is about 63 years.  Female literacy rate is 31.8%, for males it is 53.9%, and the literacy rate for the total population is about 43.1%. POPULATION
  • 22. Family • Extended families usually live together and the children, especially the sons are expected to look after their elders. • Grandparents are responsible for children when their parents are away. • The Bangladesh society is male dominated and they're very protective of their female relatives. • Women are discouraged from being outside after sunset and usually have a low status in society except for the upper class. • Most people live in apartment buildings. • In urban slum areas, houses are made of bamboo structures with a roof of bamboo or tin. • In villages or rural areas people live in small clusters of bamboo or mud huts.
  • 23. Cloths • Men, especially in urban areas, wear western style clothing. • Men in villages wear a lungi (a circular piece of cloth knotted at the waist and extending to the ankles) with a genji (like an undershirt). • Some men wear white religious clothing called pajama and a panjabi (like a knee-length pajama top). • Women wear a traditional saree, a long piece of cloth wrapped around the body in a special way. • Jewelry is important to a woman’s wardrobe, because it also provides financial security. • Women don’t wear pants, and adults don’t wear shorts.
  • 24.  Our traditional transports are Rickshaw and Gorur- Gari (bull car).  usually we use Rickshaw in city and Gorur-Gari in village.  Hand made mud products to cook. Because they are easy to use, chip in price and available, and it is also a part of our culture.
  • 25. We Use • our women wear a traditional saree called Jamdani ( the modern version of Moslin ) which is made only in our country. •In wedding , we use lots of jewelers and to make design on hand, we use a natural color called Mahedi .
  • 26. LAST OF ALL  There is a saying that we Bangladeshi can make friends so fast .  Yes , it is . Because relation making is in our blood.  We have not lots of money, but full of love.  We just not live our life, we enjoy our life. so
  • 27. The land of love and peace