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Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela Baishakh. ©UNESCO 2014
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Mangal Shobhajatra on Pahela Baishakh

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Mangal Shobhajatra is a festival for the public that celebrates Pahela Baishakh (New Year's Day) on April 14 organized by students and teachers of Dhaka University's Faculty of Fine Art. The tradition began in 1989 when students, frustrated living under military rule, wanted to bring the community hope for a better future. It features floats and masks symbolizing strength, peace and a driving away of evil to allow for progress. Transmitted by the school, it promotes public solidarity and democracy.

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Place/Country: Bangladesh
Series: 2016 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Credits: Firoz Mahmud, director. Bangla Academy, producer. Bangladesh. Ministry of Cultural Affairs, co-producer.
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Rights/Droits: Bangla Academy (Bangladesh)

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