Do you know about the History of International Mother Language Day? Why February 21 was chosen? International Mother Language Day originated as the international recognition of Language Movement Day, which has been commemorated in Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) since 1952, when a number of Dhaka university students were killed by the Pakistani police and army in Dhaka during the Bengali Language Movement.
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This is the only event where people give their lives to keep the independence of using their mother language.
To remember them there is a monument named Language Martyr’s Monument (Shahid Minar) in Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Every year more than a million people give flowers there. This is a big event in Bangladesh. Many foreigners visit Bangladesh just to experience the way of Bangladeshi people give respect to those brave hearts.
In every district of Bangladesh has a Language Martyr’s Monument, where local people give flower to remember those brave hearts. Language Martyr’s Monument is also built in Ikebukoro park of Tokyo- Japan, USA, UK, Italy and many other countries.
Please think about your Mother Language not only in February 21 but also in other days. If you did not hear about Bengali or bangla before then for your information: With nearly 230 million total speakers, Bengali is the 6th most spoken language in the world. Regulated by Bangla Academy, Bangladesh.
Ekushey Book Fair
Ekushey book fair is the most popular book fair in Bangladesh. which started at a small form organized by Muktodhara publication house in front of Bangla Academy on 1972, has turned out to be the biggest book fair in the country. As day passed, publication houses from all over the country began to come to the fair to make it larger and larger. Now, it is the most popular fair in the country.
The book fair of Ekushey begins on the first day of February and it lasts for almost one month. It is held inside the Bangla Academy. Stalls are built to give the publication houses space to sell their books. Through the last decades after the Liberation War, Ekushey Book Fair has been able to make an impact over the civilized society of the nation. Every year, thousands of books are published from different publications. A stage is also installed at the premise, where meetings, recitation programs, musical programs are arranged every day. People from different places of the country wait for the Ekushey Book Fair to buy books. Writers, Poet, Dramatist and other people from the civilized society of the country get the chance to exchange their views during the fair. Ekushey Book Fair has become a spirit of Bangalee culture making the literature more vivacious day by day.
Before sun rise : Early morning reach at Language Martyr’s Monument to attend program along with the rising sun. Have breakfast.
10am- 02pm : Explore Dhaka University Area such as Institute of Fine Arts, TSC. Ramna Park and others. Have authentic lunch in a local famous restaurant.
02pm- 06pm : Explore Book fair and attend some cultural program. Get back to hotel.
We are happy to customize this trip to suit your unique travel interests.
# Hotel Pick up and drop off.
# All transports like rickshaw n tuk-tuk.
# Breakfast and lunch.
# English speaking friendly guide.
Price per person
1 pax: $80 / BD T6400
2 pax: $55 /BDT 4400
3 pax: $50 / BDT4000
4 pax: $45 /BDT 3600
5 pax: $40 /BDT 3200
6 pax or more: $35 /BDT 2800
# You need to be prepared to walk through crowd.
# If demand traditional wear as white Sarees with red borders (for women) or Payjama-Punjabi (for men) you need to pay extra $40.