October 26, 2016

Bangladesh Hindus celebrate Holi festival

Bangladeshi youth with their faces painted with colourful powder take a selfie during the Holi festival in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on 23 March 2016. Photo courtesy: Xinhua

As elsewhere in the world, Bangladesh Hindu community also Wednesday (23 March) celebrated Holi, the festival of colours, fun and frolic.

The festival has brought more Hindus to the temples in old part of capital Dhaka than at almost any other normal day of the year, reports Xinhua.

Bengali Hindus observe Holi though Durga Puja, the ceremonial worship of the mother goddess, is one of their main important festivals.

Students at Dhaka University on Tuesday morning were seen got drenched in colour, singing and dancing together.

Though it’s a Hindu festival some Muslims were also seen joining their Hindu friends celebrating Holi.

Hindus believe that Holi brings a message of unity and friendship and bridges the communal divide.

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