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Victory Day is a significant day in the history of Bangladesh as it marks the end of the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. During the nine-month war, Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) fought against West Pakistan for independence and self-determination.

On December 16th, 1971, the Pakistan army surrendered to the joint forces of Bangladesh and India, bringing the war to an end and leading to the recognition of Bangladesh as a sovereign nation. Bangladeshis across the country observe Victory Day with military parades, speeches, and cultural programs to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence.

On Victory Day, the main celebration takes place at the National Memorial in Savar, Dhaka, where a wreath-laying ceremony is held in honor of the martyrs of the liberation war. Bangladeshis also pay homage to the heroes of the war by visiting war memorials and museums, lighting candles, and participating in processions. The day is also marked by patriotic songs and cultural programs, as well as sports events, such as marathons, that promote national unity and pride.

Victory Day is a day for Bangladeshis to reflect on their history and to renew their commitment to preserving the country’s independence and building a better future for future generations. Despite the many challenges that the country faces, Victory Day remains a source of hope and inspiration for Bangladeshis, and a reminder of the sacrifices made to achieve independence and self-determination.

  • Start Time
    December 16 - 12:00 AM
  • End Time
    December 16 - 11:59 PM
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  • Organizer
    Barney Stinson