February is a month full of bliss and carries a special significance. Bliss in a sense that it signals the beginning of “Spring”, the cheerful king of all seasons and also acts as a catalyst to all the convivial festivals and events that come along with it. The sentiment behind the significance, on the other hand, relies on the event that changed the course of Bangladesh’s history as we know it; International Mother Language Day. So naturally, a lot of events are planned throughout the month of February 2020 to celebrate or welcome these happenings.
Ekushey Boi Mela 2020
Date: 01 Feb – 29 Feb
Time: All Day
Place: Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan
Every year in February, with over 300 publishers’ “Ekushe Boi Mela” is arranged by Bangla Academy in the premise of Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan. Boi Mela started as a normal book fair dedicated to the martyrs who died on 21st February 1952. Over time, it has evolved into a national cultural festival reflecting the spirit of the modern Bengali nation.
Facts aside, you will be able to enjoy one of the most cheerful environments once you go there. And if you are a bookworm, it is a must-visit for you. So make sure to take some time off and visit the fair this February 2020.
Rampura Property Fair 2020
Date: 07 Feb – 08 Feb
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Place: Bproperty Marketplace Rampura, Level-5, Islam Tower, 464/H, DIT Road, Rampura, Hatirjheel, Dhaka 1219
Bproperty recently commenced its 6th marketplace in Rampura and to celebrate the occasion Bproperty is going to arrange a property fair. Among other things such as discounts on per katha rates and 50% cashback on spot booking, Bproperty will also offer other attractive discounts and benefits. Apart from these, visitors will get free legal advice on property buying and selling issues.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Who knows, you may walk away the owner of a new property.
Dhaka Art Summit 2020
Date: 7 Feb – 15 Feb
Time: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Place: Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
The Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) is an international, non-commercial research and exhibition platform for art and architecture related to South Asia. Founded in 2012 by the Samdani Art Foundation – which continues to produce the festival – in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, DAS is hosted every two years at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
In this four day-long event, experience the contributions of 500 artists, scholars, curators and thinkers, in the form of panel discussions, performances, and symposium as well as opportunities for participation from the 300,000+ visitors.
Glaxose-D Dhaka Half Marathon February 2020
Date: 28 Feb
Time: 5:30 am
Place: Hatir Jheel
The Dhaka Half Marathon (DHM) is presented by Dhaka Run Lords, an organization with a mission to inspire people through running. The Glaxose-D Dhaka Half Marathon, the third edition of the event, will be held on 28th February 2020. The title sponsor for the Dhaka Half Marathon 2020 (DHM 2020) is GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited.
The DHM is a signature running event of Bangladesh being held annually. It is a platform for people of all experience levels and walks of life who want to embrace health and fitness through a rewarding running experience. The DHM consists of a 21.1km half marathon and a 7.5km run. The registration fee for the 21.1km run is BDT 1250 and for the 7.5km run, it is BDT 1000.
Winter Photography Carnival
Date: 7 Feb – 8 Feb
Time: 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
Place: Bangladesh Shishu Academy
Winter Photography Carnival is a charity photography contest/exhibition organized by the youth-led organization Illuminator. Although it’s an exhibition related to winter, there is no specific theme. So you can expect a diverse collection of photographs. Muid Hasan Torit (Director, Children’s Film Society of Tangail, Festival Supervisor at Children’s Film Society Bangladesh) and Abdullah Al Mizan (Assistant Professor-Bangladesh Islamic University), two of our country’s most accomplished and respected personalities, will be gracing the event with their presence.
Go, visit the event this February 2020 and experience some of the most beautiful artworks from some of the most brilliant minds.
Fagun Hawar Mela
Date: 6 Feb – 7 Feb
Time: 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Place: MIDAS (11th Floor, Plot-05, Road-16 (Old-27), Dhanmondi)
Like last year, Charukola – the non-profit youth organization – is again hosting the fair called “Fagun Hawar Mela” to welcome the Falgun season. Almost 35 off-line and on-line entrepreneurs will come together to take part in showcasing their products. As the fair is intended to exhibit local products, you can expect to see all sorts of home-made products including local apparel, sarees, sheets, jewelry, handbags, handcrafted artworks, handmade toys, home decor products, pickles, spices, and much more.
Take some time out and enjoy the Falgun fair in February 2020 with your family. Among other things, you will surely enjoy the overall vibe.
So which events are you going to grace with your presence? And tell us how it goes for you in the comments section below.